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TOPIC: Incontinence=support group for ESA?

Incontinence=support group for ESA? 7 years 5 months ago #13593

  • Liz McTernan
Can anyone confirm that no voluntary control of bladder or bowel due to spinal cord injury (SCI) is grounds for exemption from work related assessment and person should be put in support group?
What is course of action when awarded ESA but in work-related group??

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Re:Incontinence=support group for ESA? 7 years 5 months ago #13596

If you have a read of the Continence Section (Number 6) in Schedule 3 of the ESA Regs it should give you some indication as to whether you satisfy the conditions for the Support Group.

Schedule 3

If you disagree which group you've been placed in you have the right to appeal the decision by filling out a GL24.

GL24

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Re:Incontinence=support group for ESA? 7 years 5 months ago #13597

Liz McTernan wrote:

Can anyone confirm that no voluntary control of bladder or bowel due to spinal cord injury (SCI) is grounds for exemption from work related assessment and person should be put in support group?
What is course of action when awarded ESA but in work-related group??


Hi,

No-one is exempt from the medical assessment for ESA. All claimants have to undergo at least one element of it. But there are a few circumstances where a person can be treated as having limited capability for work.

More details HERE

HTH.

Pat

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