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ESA Appeal 10 months 1 week ago #195269

I have my appeal for ESA removal from Support Group and put into Working Group on 21st August and I am so scared of getting it wrong. I suffer with walking and also severe depression, anxiety and panic attacks which set off debilitating migraines which I end up in hospital with. I have read the manuals on this site but I start to panic and feel that I'm going to get it all wrong and not put my case properly. I wonder if someone can give me some pointers please

ESA Appeal 10 months 1 week ago #195278

Hi and Welcome to the forum, you might want to have a look at the following FAQ which explain where everything is

Welcome to Benefits and Work

In case you are not aware, your real name appears to be showing in the forum, if you want to change this then follow the instructions in the following FAQ

My full name is showing, how can I stop it?

Hi, as your appeal is imminent, are you saying that you have already sent in your submission and want advice about the day itself? Or are you saying that you have not yet done your submission? This has to be with the Tribunal Service at least 7 days before the hearing, so you only have this weekend to get it done if that is the case :ohmy:

In either case, the first thing to do is to read our ESA guides so that you understand the Support Group descriptors that you hope to meet. Then you should think about how you can show this.


We also have appeal resources

ESA mandatory reconsiderations and appeals

The members' guides are accessible all weekend, even though the forum will be closed. You still have this evening for questions on the forum if need be.

May I suggest that you bookmark/favourite this on your web browser now so that you can find it easily in future? This will allow you to return with further questions or comments about your appeal without having to start a new topic each time. We ask members to keep everything relating to the same claim in one topic as it helps us enormously - and I hope you will find it useful too :)

ESA Appeal 10 months 6 days ago #195484

Hi, thank you for getting back to me. Yes I really need advice for the day, I have sent all the paperwork to the court. I just would like to know what to expect. I have read the docs you suggest and although helpful I am not sure if I should speak myself about the pointers or give them in on the day as I have mental as well as physical problems. Thanks again

ESA Appeal 10 months 6 days ago #195496

The Appeals panel will want to ask you questions so that they can understand your limitations in relation to the ESA descriptors.

Have you seen this video that explains what will happen on the day? You might find it helpful (it talks about 'ATOS' but the tribunal will be the same even though ATOS are no longer involved).


ESA Appeal 10 months 5 days ago #195521

I've had a look at the video and its been helpful to see as I have been imagining all sorts and getting myself into a right state. I will let you know how I get on but thanks for your help and I hope I'm up to it on Monday
The following user(s) said Thank You: Mrs Hurtyback

ESA Appeal 10 months 44 minutes ago #195855

I want to thank you, I had my appeal today and was successful, I have been put back into the support group for 2 years. She did say that it's not guaranteed that ESA will wait that long before assessing me again. I will be ready with the medical information next time.
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