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TOPIC: What a relief. What happens next? ESA

What a relief. What happens next? ESA 7 years 3 months ago #13878

I feel as if a big weight has been lifted of my shoulders.

I applies for ESA about 3 months ago. I had a medical only 2 weeks ago and have been worrying myself sick ever since.

Have had a letter this morning saying i have limited capabilty for work. I am so relieved as i had to give up my job because of my illness's.

My question now is what happens next?

It says in the letter i dont need any more sick notes of my doctor. Is this indefinate?

I also have an appointment next tueday for a Pathways to work interview. Do i still have to attend this?

I have also i think read somwhere that if you are granted ESA that the amount of benefit you will receive also goes up. Is this right?

My other half says he is so relieved that i have heard this now as apparently i have been like a bear with a sore head for the last 2 weeks. Awww Bless him he puts up with so much from me i would have give him a right mouthful by now if the shoe was on the other foot.

I just want to say it is the best money i have ever spent taking out a subscription for the members site. I honestly believe if i had sent the form off that CAB had filled in for me i would not have got this far. I filled in another one from reading all the downloads and tips and am so grateful. A big THANK YOU.XX

Now i can relax and try and enjoy christmas.

Karen x
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Re:What a relief. What happens next? ESA 7 years 3 months ago #13914

Hi Karen,

As long as you continue to receive ESA you do not need to get any more sick notes from your GP.

Yes you do have to attend Pathways interviews, I'm afraid. There should be six in total.

Yes, your ESA should go up now, including the addition of a work-related activity component.

Finally, I'm really glad you found the site helpful.

Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
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Re:What a relief. What happens next? ESA 7 years 3 months ago #13929

Hi Karen,

Well done, really pleased for you.

Have a read through the ESA inform on the site, it tells you what will happen. You will have to attend work focused interviews at your local job centre think about 5 or 6 in total.

Im hopeless at trying to put a link on here, crazydiamond has talked me thru a couple of times and I stll cant get it. One of the moderators will be along to help with the link.

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