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TOPIC: D.L.A. and E.S.A.

D.L.A. and E.S.A. 6 years 3 months ago #61939

  • roy waddington
I am in the support group for E.S.A. and have applied for D.L.A. I recieved a letter today telling me I have a home medical on Wednesday next.
If for some reason I fail the home visit medical which as we all know is perfectly possible and am refused D.L.A. will this affect my E.S.A. standing or are they totaly seperate.
And if they arnt totaly seperate why cant the fact I have been placed in the E.S.A. support group be accepted as proof of my problems by the D.L.A. people
Any help or thoughts please

Roy

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Re: D.L.A. and E.S.A. 6 years 3 months ago #61950

Information and professional opinions from one medical can be used in relation to claims for the other benefit. This can be particularly relevant to mobility.

However, do bear in mind that they are assessing different things. It is entirely possible to be eligible for one without the other, and indeed many people are.

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Re: D.L.A. and E.S.A. 6 years 3 months ago #61952

  • Gertie
I received ESA and scored pretty decent points however was point blank refused DLA did not even get the offer of a medical. So you can get one without the other.

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Re:D.L.A. and E.S.A. 6 years 3 months ago #61953

  • Anne
I wouldn,t worry when the doctor comes show them the letter telling you that you are in the support group for esa. My experience was the same I got put in the support group for esa then in july a doctor came to see me from dla, I showed him the letter and to me the doctor seemed very abupted and not very interested in what I had to say but to my surprise I have just got a letter saying I have been awarded dla. Don,t worry when they ask you to do certain things if you can,t do them just say so and don,t try. GOOD LUCK!!

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Re:D.L.A. and E.S.A. 6 years 3 months ago #61960

  • originaldave
Anne wrote:

I wouldn,t worry when the doctor comes show them the letter telling you that you are in the support group for esa. My experience was the same I got put in the support group for esa then in july a doctor came to see me from dla, I showed him the letter and to me the doctor seemed very abupted and not very interested in what I had to say but to my surprise I have just got a letter saying I have been awarded dla. Don,t worry when they ask you to do certain things if you can,t do them just say so and don,t try. GOOD LUCK!!


there has never been any conection between how good a job a dr will do and there manners ...... some of the best drs have no skills in dealing with sick people :)

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Re:D.L.A. and E.S.A. 6 years 3 months ago #61964

Agree. I'm suspicious of ADA's who try to be friendly before stopping your benefit. In fact, I would rather their personality matched the medical report they are about to produce.

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