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14 years 6 days ago #21321 by marionf010856@aol.com
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Went to appeal with my son who has Asperger's Syndrome and we won. He has been on ESA for a year now and I can't believe how short a time it took for the panel to allow our appeal. In fact the judge spoke about putting my son on Schedule 3. which I believe means he won't have anything to to with Job Centre Plus or having to attend work-focused interviews. We have to wait for a letter confirming this but I am just so pleased and relieved. I have no idea how many points they awarded my son but he started with 9 for difficulties in getting about before we went to appeal. Please accept a big thank you from me for all the help and information I have received from being a member. It took weeks of reading, thinking and writing and in many ways it was a relief to finally be able to submit our evidence. Our next hurdle is the DLA renewal but I've got a few weeks rest before that comes up!

Many many thanks.

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14 years 6 days ago #21346 by kathy1
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Well done Marion for securing your son's ESA and the best of luck with the DLA.

Kathy x

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14 years 3 days ago - 14 years 3 days ago #21463 by marionf010856@aol.com
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marionf wrote:

Went to appeal with my son who has Asperger's Syndrome and we won. He has been on ESA for a year now and I can't believe how short a time it took for the panel to allow our appeal. In fact the judge spoke about putting my son on Schedule 3. which I believe means he won't have anything to to with Job Centre Plus or having to attend work-focused interviews. We have to wait for a letter confirming this but I am just so pleased and relieved. I have no idea how many points they awarded my son but he started with 9 for difficulties in getting about before we went to appeal. Please accept a big thank you from me for all the help and information I have received from being a member. It took weeks of reading, thinking and writing and in many ways it was a relief to finally be able to submit our evidence. Our next hurdle is the DLA renewal but I've got a few weeks rest before that comes up!

Many many thanks.


Just want to give an update. My son received a total of 30 points - a lot more than the original 9 he had been awarded and was also put into the support group. I can't express how I feel. Going through this process was hard and very worrying but I feel grateful we came before a panel who were courteous, open-minded and not at all cynical and at the end of the day, believed us.
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