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TOPIC: ESA Decision

ESA Decision 1 month 3 weeks ago #170174

Hi yes I was asked about preparing a meal, I find it very painful chopping veg, but the report said I peel potatoes and make salads, I said I could make a sandwich, but needed help cooking a meal, I also mentioned I needed help washing my hair but scored 0, I said I needed help getting in and out of the bath, but scored o, but could manage a shower if not too dizzy, and someone in the house, there were other wrong diagnosis on the report and things I did not even mention.
Regards maryb53
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ESA Decision 1 month 3 weeks ago #170177

Hi, yes the descriptor said I would be able to propelled a wheelchair, but comletely ignored the fact that I have constant pain in my left arm which would prohibit me from propelling a wheelchair, I am awaiting a scan on my arm, I also grt breathless when doing anything physical, through COPD, Heart failure. AF.
Regards maryb53
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ESA Decision 1 month 3 weeks ago #170183

Mary, I am now totally confused!

ESA is the benefit that provides an income replacement for people who cannot work because of illness or disability. The form for this is the ESA50.

ESA does not take into account the claimant's ability to look after themselves, this is totally irrelevant to the descriptors.

PIP is the benefit that gives a little money to help with the costs of long-term disability or illness. This looks at the claimant's ability to wash, dress, cook etc. The form for this is the PIP2.

There are mobility questions for both benefits.

You have mentioned elements of both benefits! Is it possible that you have recently applied/been reassessed for both? This would be done separately, one face2face does not cover both benefits :unsure:
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ESA Decision 1 month 3 weeks ago #170187

Hi I forgot to mention I was already receiving ESA, the medical was was ESA Work capability assessment,
Regards maryb23
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ESA Decision 1 month 3 weeks ago #170190

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maryb53 wrote:
Hi I forgot to mention I was already receiving ESA, the medical was was ESA Work capability assessment,
Regards maryb23

Is it possible that you have also been invited to claim PIP?
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ESA Decision 1 month 3 weeks ago #170232

Hi that's possible, I was told although I have an illness/Disability, I would be capable of doing some work and should apply for Universal Credit,
Regards maryb53
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