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ESA 7 years 5 months ago #13278

  • Andy Porter Porter
Hi, I have just been awarded DLA on High Rate Mobility and Middle Rate care due to a severe back problem. There are some days I can barely walk or get out of bed. I have been to see a surgeon and should be having surgery next year. Have received the descision from ESA and they have classed me as having limited capability for work. Has anyone else had something like this? After all what employer is going to want someone who will need to take time off and then 4-5 months after surgery?

Re:ESA 7 years 5 months ago #13308

Hi Andy,

Unfortunately, because the criteria for getting into the support group are so tough, I suspect there are a lot of people in your position.


Re:ESA 7 years 5 months ago #13342

  • Andy Porter Porter

Thanks for replying - I have decided to just go along for everything and let the Job Centre look like idiots. After all I am not fit for work really at the moment so will go from there.

Re:ESA 7 years 5 months ago #13346

Hi Andy,

My husband has recently been assessed for ESA. He like yourself is waiting on an operation. He is under 3 consultants at the minute for different things, urology, othepedic and heart. Unfortunatly, he too has to attend work focused interviews. However, I have requested that the lady in the job centre defer his attendance for a while, she has agreed to do this until January.

It is all a bit of a hems the way the system is set up especially when you consider that peoples conditions will not improve until their problems are dealt with. Its in my opinion, another wastage fromg the public purse but unfortunatly, there seems to be no way round this.

Good Luck


Re:ESA 7 years 5 months ago #13494

  • Andy Porter Porter
They wanted me to go for a work focused medical assessment on Christmas Eve in a place that is at least 40 min drive - not good with bad back at best of times. I phoned and told them that I have been given a pre-op assessment date in Jan and they are going to leave it until we know anything further. Stupid isnt it because it is blindingly obvious that at this current moment in time I am unsuitable for any work yet their systems deem I am........

Good luck to you too

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