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TOPIC: ESA renewal, which guide ?

ESA renewal, which guide ? 8 years 8 months ago #50579

I have R/R MS. I need to reapply for income based ESA and need advice on which guide to read, physical or mental health ? Thank you, x

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Re: ESA renewal, which guide ? 8 years 8 months ago #50608

Hi Alison

Unless MS can be considered in any way a mental illness, I think the physical health guide would be most appropriate.

Derek

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Re: ESA renewal, which guide ? 8 years 8 months ago #50775

Thank you for your help Derek. Alison x

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Re: ESA renewal, which guide ? 8 years 8 months ago #50798

Hi Alison
I would suggest you look at the mental health guide as well as sometimes the effects of MS &/or the medication you take can come under the mental health descriptors.
Good luck.
maggie

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Re: ESA renewal, which guide ? 8 years 8 months ago #50872

  • Mr Struggling
I also suggest that you look at both guides. Although MS is probably only classified as a physical disease its symptoms often include cognitive problems including depression, lack of concentration etc. Also any fatigue involved will no doubt make these things worse. You need to check which descriptors (physical or mental health) fit your problems. Then get your GP and any consultants you have seen to verify in writing that they know/ believe you are affect by MS in those ways. Easier said than done though.
Good luck,

Andy

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Re: ESA renewal, which guide ? 8 years 8 months ago #51227

Thank you Maggie for your helpful advice. Alison x

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