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TOPIC: ESA Refused

ESA Refused 6 days 22 hours ago #175241


Thanks for the link. I found: CSE/151/2012 [2012] UKUT 376 (AAC): Whether someone can reasonably use a wheelchair to mobilise. Very interesting it appears that, 1. The appropriateness of the wheelchair with respect to the persons health condition. 2. Whether a wheelchair is actually available and 3. "The appellant lives in an upstairs tenement flat. No questions were asked as to whether a wheelchair would be practical/suitable for her from the point of view of her living arrangements.” need to be considered by the tribunal. And one might think the Decision Maker too, before it gets to an appeal.

In my case I don't think It'd help my condition even if I could use it, I'd be better off with my stick/chair hybrid as at present. I'd have to have a wheelchair assesment before I could get one afaik. Lastly, as mentioned before, it is totally impracticable for me with regard to my living arrangements.

Will keep you posted on further developments.

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