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TOPIC: esa medical

esa medical 8 years 1 month ago #18756

  • jay
I have continence problems and mental health problems.I have to use the bathroom 34 times (bowels) a day and frequent baths washes including toilet seat etc. I also have to self catheterize up to 9 times a day and cand only do this sitting on the floor with a mirror so am confined at home most of the time. I have pain most days and am on continual painkillers.i have severe depression and a new thing diagnose adjustment disorder something made up I think. I scored 21 points and am in the work related activity group. However there is noway I can work at present.



Mind are visiting me on 21st after a referal from the mentalhealth team to see if they can give me support 3 times a week.



However I am eligible for work how?



Can u please advise me of what group I should be in. on your site I cant find any information on points and groupings but I am really stressed and cant function well then.

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Re:esa medical 8 years 1 month ago #18762

Hi Jay,

If you click on Help for Claimants in the orange menu and then choose employment and support allowance you'll find the downloadable guides to ESA. The points system is explained in the Understanding ESA guide.

You can also try the online ESA test at:

http://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/employment-and-support-allowance/start-the-esa-test

Good luck,

Steve

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Re:esa medical 8 years 1 month ago #18767

  • jay
hi tried the test online got 144 points dont know what to do now. 21 with esa medical

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Re:esa medical 8 years 1 month ago #18772

Sorry to read about you being poorly Jay.

Please try not to worry too much, and if Mind are willing to support you, then give them a try. They will always be helpful in writing letters/supporting you for apts and esa interviews etc.

Have you put in a claim for Dla for your 'care needs'?

Good luck.

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