ESA 1 year+ and no medical

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ESA 1 year+ and no medical

Postby buxbunny » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:49 am

like title says its been over a year coming to two since i applied for ESA and still no medical.

My dla change of circumstance went of without a hitch moved from low rate care to middle rate care and high rate mobility due to car crash making fibro worse.

I thought esa was going same way as i got approved for home visit but nothing.

Any advice as to speed up the process as way past the 14 week mark and all i get is "just wait" every time i call them.

My main problem is they want these stupid medical certificates and i'm not best term with my doctor so when he decides to stop im in hot water. Also fibrofog makes it hard to keep up when they need next one and have to go all way to jobcentre to hand them in etc etc quite taxing process and usually means i miss out on some payments till its sorted.
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Re: ESA 1 year+ and no medical

Postby *Lisa* » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:55 am

Let me get this right as iv a nasty foggy head at mo :crazy:

Your still on the assessment phase 1 year on? and still waiting on a medical assessment to see what group you will be put into?
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Re: ESA 1 year+ and no medical

Postby buxbunny » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:02 am

yep :-?

doesn't sound right to me but there acting like its nothing new
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Re: ESA 1 year+ and no medical

Postby denys » Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:13 pm

Have you rung them :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: seems a long time :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes:
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Re: ESA 1 year+ and no medical

Postby buxbunny » Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:04 pm

yep all they say is just wait. I'm afraid if i take there advice i'd be remembered in 2020.
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Re: ESA 1 year+ and no medical

Postby *Lisa* » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:58 pm

That doesnt sound right at all! :-?

You will get moneys backdated but this just dont sound right.

I would seek advice by CAB as im sure the assessment phase shouldnt be no longer then an average of 14 weeks! :shock:
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Re: ESA 1 year+ and no medical

Postby Michelleg123 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:43 pm

I had my DLA stopped in July, I had a doctor come to my house, didn't ask me anything Bout my fibromyalgia just basically wrote fine a load of rubbish And said if I lose weight I will be fine - I have been living on £21 a week (after bills and rent are paid) I am so depressed and I have only been out of the house 3 times in 2 weeks as I have panic attacks, I don't go out alone and I don't socialise anymore - I'm waiting for my appeal date and to top it all they're on about taking my Incapacity off me cos apparently I am not disabled enough to get any benefits - I applied for over 50 jobs, told the truth about my condition and got no reply from any - that just about says it all really - The Americans get all sorts if benefits for Fibromyalgia as it's a recognised illness but in England it's not... If I was an alcoholic or a drug abuser I would get an extra £80 a week - BRITAIN IS ON IT'S ARSE !!!
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Re: ESA 1 year+ and no medical

Postby buxbunny » Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:51 am

*Lisa* wrote:That doesnt sound right at all! :-?

You will get moneys backdated but this just dont sound right.

I would seek advice by CAB as im sure the assessment phase shouldnt be no longer then an average of 14 weeks! :shock:

I know it will backdated but now quite annoying as only half the amount and they went a medical certificate every three months.
I might try CAB once i have strength to write up a letter as all cab offices round me dont do phone calls just letters.

Michelleg123 wrote:I had my DLA stopped in July, I had a doctor come to my house, didn't ask me anything Bout my fibromyalgia just basically wrote fine a load of rubbish And said if I lose weight I will be fine - I have been living on £21 a week (after bills and rent are paid) I am so depressed and I have only been out of the house 3 times in 2 weeks as I have panic attacks, I don't go out alone and I don't socialise anymore - I'm waiting for my appeal date and to top it all they're on about taking my Incapacity off me cos apparently I am not disabled enough to get any benefits - I applied for over 50 jobs, told the truth about my condition and got no reply from any - that just about says it all really - The Americans get all sorts if benefits for Fibromyalgia as it's a recognised illness but in England it's not... If I was an alcoholic or a drug abuser I would get an extra £80 a week - BRITAIN IS ON IT'S ARSE !!!


Sorry to here about your problems. i was similar situation where getting £20 a week before bills before appeals. I would try get someone to try help you get some information together and get a professional to help you fill out form and alot of sites that give you good information but it is tremandus amount if reading. Unfortuantly for us fibro has no test to say "yeah you have fibro" and no outward sighns like cancer so we have it harder than most. Stay stong and hope it gets sorted swiftly.
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