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work capabilitity questionairre help 7 years 6 months ago #98465

  • fairyfizz
I have received a letter saying i am being assesed for employment ans support allowance and will have to fill in a limited capability for work questionairre..

I receive income support plus about £24 on top because i am sick or disabled.

I also receive i think it is around £289 a month DLA and my dad gets carers allowance as he has to make sure i dont harm or is with me when i go out.

I am 40 not worked for 15 years i have mental health probs. I self harm, am very anxious and have been told i have borderline personality disorder no idea what that means. I have also harmed people in the past family members and people where i last worked.

I also have IBS and have a few accidents if not near toilet, not told my doctor about that, too ashamed but i am diagnosed with ibs.

If i fail the assessment will i automaically lose my DLA? I am very scared by this, not good with people or being around them the way they look at me funny and talk about me so i can scared that i will be sent out to work and be forced to be with people. Would rather die than do that and i am thinking i would be better off as i am so depressed and scardd.

I have not seen my psychiatrist for 3 years as he decided i was ok on my own. He wrote down on my last letter that i was not willing to do voulntary work. I would love to do work but am terrified being near people.

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work capabilitity questionairre help 7 years 6 months ago #98471

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fairyfizz

I will be honest and say that there is a possibility, however, it is not automatic, I can't quantify the risk, as we usually only hear from people who have had a problem, and have no idea of the numbers that have not.

My best avice is for you to complete the ESA50 in as much detail as possible and to provide what evidence you can.

Our ESA guides are available on the following link

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/help-for-claimants/esa

Please be aware that the ESA50 was changed on Monday, so you will need to check that you are using the right guides for the version of the form you have received.

If you have any questions, please reply to this topic.

Gordon

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work capabilitity questionairre help 7 years 6 months ago #98473

  • fairyfizz
Thank you. It is so confusing reading the questions asked. Also i have physical health probs as well as mental so do the new rules mean i can only put down one or the other. What will they do if i put down both. Last time i filled in a form 3 years ago i put down both although when i first started claiming it was for mental health but since then my physical health has deterioated.

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work capabilitity questionairre help 7 years 6 months ago #98476

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fairyfizz wrote: Thank you. It is so confusing reading the questions asked. Also i have physical health probs as well as mental so do the new rules mean i can only put down one or the other. What will they do if i put down both. Last time i filled in a form 3 years ago i put down both although when i first started claiming it was for mental health but since then my physical health has deterioated.


Yes, you can and should complete the physical section of the form as well as the Mental Health part.

The change means that you can only score points in the physical section if you have an underlying physical condition and points in the mental health section if you have a mental health problem.

However, many people suffer from both physical and mental health problems, and therefore would still potentially score points on both sections.

Our updated guides cover this in more detail.

Gordon

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work capabilitity questionairre help 7 years 6 months ago #98482

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Thank you. So glad i found this site, the guides are teaching me so much, my dad always fills my forms in and he is now reading them so he knows what to write. He said the way the questions are worded is unbelieveabllle. You are real angels for sick and disabld.

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