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TOPIC: Appeal Won and now ESA50 has arrived today

Appeal Won and now ESA50 has arrived today 3 weeks 5 days ago #198132

Thank you all for the comments. Benson is indeed correct.
I was quoting samples from the paperwork we received. She has not applied for PIP or DLA, only ESA. It appears I have become distracted and may be concentrating on the wrong aspects as the main issue is her inability to mobilise? (NB - At the assessment, the bulk of the questions put to her related to her mental health but on the paperwork submitted we made no mention of any such issues - only the physical restrictions.)

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Appeal Won and now ESA50 has arrived today 3 weeks 5 days ago #198140

Rumplestiltskin

Sorry about the confusion, my excuse is that I have been quite ill for the last week.

Remember, ESA is not a walking test, it is a Mobility test! In addition to your walking it considers your ability to self-propel a manual wheelchair over the same distances, you do not need to be using a wheelchair or even to own one for it to be considered. SO even if you can show your walking is restricted, unless you can also show that you cannot self-propel the wheelchair you will still not score points.

Gordon

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Appeal Won and now ESA50 has arrived today 3 weeks 4 days ago #198158

Bless you Gordon and Mrs Hurtyback for struggling on. Get well sooner x
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Appeal Won and now ESA50 has arrived today 3 weeks 3 days ago #198264

Gordon, absolutely no need for any apology - it is obvious to me and the forum you are a great ambassador for the site. In relation to the mobility issue, I purchased a self-propelled wheelchair for her but she finds it impossible to grip the outer push-rim to even partially rotate the wheels. I or my daughter have to push her. This was clearly stated in the pack we submitted. Nevertheless, the assessment says that a reasonable adjustment would be for her to use a wheelchair and an employer could easily find space to store it at a place of work!

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Appeal Won and now ESA50 has arrived today 3 weeks 3 days ago #198265

Rumplestiltskin wrote: Nevertheless, the assessment says that a reasonable adjustment would be for her to use a wheelchair and an employer could easily find space to store it at a place of work!


This is from a UTT Decision is regard to the practical aspects of a claimant using a wheelchair, rather than the physical., it really needs challenging!

However, the comment does not extend to the actual usage of a wheelchair, issues with this fall under two general headings;

- physical problems that directly prevent the propelling of the wheelchair, such as Arthritis in the hands, wrist, arms or shoulders and

- issues such as angina and asthma which would limit the claimants ability to propel the wheelchair.

Gordon

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