Good news re esa

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Good news re esa

Postby sdav78 » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:56 am

Hi all, some of you may remember me asking for advice back in October/November ( here and cross posted on fb) last year concerning me esa application. Well I finally had my assessment on the 12th, and had letter yesterday saying I had been placed in the support group with disability income guarantee premium as well, and the money was backdated to January the 5th too!

This was a big surprise as I'd left the assessment thinking the worst! I can only think that the letter my gp wrote for me to take, stating that in his opinion I was not suitable for the fit to work or the work group options, and that fibro is recognised under the disability discrimination act(his words not mine) must've played a big part in the decision.

So I just wanted to let people know that there is hope, and (sometimes) the system does work.
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Re: Good news re esa

Postby di doc » Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:14 am

Hi well done on your win for ESA I just wish my DWP were understanding I have fibro, osteoarthritis in hands and spine and had a headache since 12th August 2014 and still cant get moved from WRAG to support I am having to do courses 2 / 3 times a week and I am so frightened not to be able to turn up as they sanction you
sorry to be so down when you have had such good news Well Done xxxx
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Re: Good news re esa

Postby sdav78 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:17 pm

Hi, no need to apologise, I know how you feel, I tried for esa about 5 years ago and was told I was fit for work! even the tribunal agreed. I had to go on jobseekers and through the work programme before the requirements changed and it became too much for me, hence the new esa claim.

I was fully prepared to have to appeal, I still can't believe it, have reread the DWP letter more than once just to make sure! Like I said in 1st post, I think it was the gp letter that helped.

I hope you are able to be moved to support group eventually, sounds like it's where you should be, but unfortunately it doesn't always work out like that, take care x x
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