Login FormClose

Free, fortnightly PIP, ESA and UC Updates

Our fortnightly bulletin, with over 80,000 subscribers, is the UK's leading source of benefits news. Find out what's changing, how it affects you and how to prepare. Our mailing list is securely managed by icontact in the US.
×

Notice

The forum is in read only mode.
Welcome, Guest
Username: Password:
Remember me
Members
  • Page:
  • 1

TOPIC: Always try, never give up.

Always try, never give up. 3 months 1 week ago #223720

My diagnosis is extreme depression and recently Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.
I missed my appt with CAPITA in July. The ESA contacted me for an explanation. II advised them that I didnt recall receiving an appointment so I ignored the next form. This was not accepted and I was told from 12/09/18 that I was not elidgable for support group ESA and if I wanted benefits I should apply for Universal Credit but this means I could not go back to ESA.
I contacted my MSP and was put in touch with the local councils benefit support group. This team were fantastic and last Monday I received word I had won the mandatory reconsideration.
Today I was delighted as the due benefit back money went into my account.
I’d like to tell people, even when it seems dark, keep trying, right will always out.

Always try, never give up. 3 months 1 week ago #223728

Jgaz

This will just be in regard your having Good Cause for not attending the assessment, so expect another appointment to be sent to you.

Gordon

Always try, never give up. 3 months 1 week ago #223735

I do expect this Gordon, getting the just cause accepted feels like a move in the correct direction.
  • Page:
  • 1
Moderators: GordonIzzy1010