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TOPIC: wrag without medical and I cant walk

Re:wrag without medical and I cant walk 6 years 2 months ago #66545

in the same situation as you Lester, no medical straight into WRAG and I cannot walk at all without increasingly severe pain and exhaustion. I understand the sheer confusion as to how they can ignore the facts and torture us like this :angry: I have written to them 3 times [recorded] asking for the Dms statement of decision and a copy of the ESA85a which is apparently the medical form used if you don't have a medical... no response from dwp at all :angry: My hubbie posted the appeal for me yesterday. I have no idea how I will manage this, physically, mentally or emotionally but have no choice... I have no idea how I will even manage meeting the person from the jobcentre for my wfi :(
they didn't even contact my GP and it took them from wednesday when they recieved my ESA50 till the following tuesday morning to come to their decision.
It still confuses me.
sending ((hugs)) and sympathy
linda

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Re:wrag without medical and I cant walk 6 years 2 months ago #66552

Please be aware that the fact that you cannot walk is no longer relevant for the WRAG or the support group.

For the WRAG the descriptor now reads:-

Mobilising with or without a walking stick, manual wheelchair or other aid if such aid can reasonably be used.

For the support group the descriptor now reads:-

Mobilising with or without a walking stick, manual wheelchair or other aid if such aid can reasonably be used - Cannot mobilise more than 50 metres on level ground without repeatedly stopping or experiencing severe discomfort.

What this means in effect is that if you can propel a manual wheelchair more than 50 metres (even if you don't use one), you will not qualify for the SG and you will not amass the required 15 points for the WRAG to be found incapable of work.

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Re:wrag without medical and I cant walk 6 years 2 months ago #66555

yeah know that one... I cannot self propel a wheelchair and using a wheeled walker with seat to try to do 50 metres I would have to walk very slowly, rest by sitting many times and lie down afterwards to get pain levels to copeable level... and it could be days or weeks before I could even think about attempting it again.
pretty sure that meets sg criteria. the Dm clearly doesn't :(

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Re:wrag without medical and I cant walk 6 years 2 months ago #66575

If the fact I cannot walk is not enough to qualify one of the descriptors of entry into the support group, will it not cross over into my qualifying for DLA HR,Iam lost how I meet the descriptor but have not received the proper award.

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Re:wrag without medical and I cant walk 6 years 2 months ago #66579

I forgot to mention, I also stressed that I cannot propel a wheelchair as I have no feeling or grip in my right arm and sffer severe discomfort and pain on my right side, this was all concured by my GP.

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Re:wrag without medical and I cant walk 6 years 2 months ago #66593

lester wrote:

If the fact I cannot walk is not enough to qualify one of the descriptors of entry into the support group, will it not cross over into my qualifying for DLA HR,Iam lost how I meet the descriptor but have not received the proper award.



Hi lester,

With regard to limitations with walking, even though the Mobilising descriptor in ESA, includes the use of a manual wheelchair, unaided.

The criteria with DLA is still walking only, this may change if the new PIP replaces DLA.

You are doing the right thing in also mentioning your limitation with regards to the manual wheelchair.

cheers

bro58

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