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TOPIC: Benefit stress.

Benefit stress. 1 week 21 hours ago #222616

Hi everyone,

I’ve been a long time lurker and have found the site and forums very helpful over the past years, so thanks B&W and especially to you Gordon for the great work you do here on the forums.

I have complex medical and physical health issues.

My PIP was stopped around a year ago when I went from quite a lot of points and enhanced daily living to 0 points. Decision remained the same with MR so I’m taking it to appeal. A tribunal date was set a month or so ago but was postponed at short notice so I now have a new date in the new year.

As if this wasn’t already stressful enough I have recently received another ESA50 to complete which has to be sent in by the end of the year. Christmas post and holidays take a big chunk out of the already short time I have to this. I might just being cynical (or paranoid!) but the timing of this seems suspicious to me, although I guess it has now been over 3 years that I’ve been in the Support Group so it is time to be re-assessed. First time around I was put into the SG without a face to face, will be interesting to see what happens this time around.

This is all very stressful!

That’s all for now.

J

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Benefit stress. 1 week 21 hours ago #222624

J

Make sure that you use the current ESA CLaim guides, whilst the Descriptors have not changed since you were last assessed the DWP have updated their guidance.

Gordon
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Benefit stress. 1 week 19 hours ago #222633

Gordon wrote: J

Make sure that you use the current ESA CLaim guides, whilst the Descriptors have not changed since you were last assessed the DWP have updated their guidance.

Gordon


Will do, thanks.

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