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TOPIC: esa help

esa help 6 years 1 month ago #72696

hi i suffer with depression,epilepsy and autism and i did the mock esa test and i found out that alot of the criteria to get in the support group relates to autism like problem solving issues and learning difficulties and cant cope with change and talking with strangers or listening to instructions would i be put in the support group as i suffer from all of the above?

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Re:esa help 6 years 1 month ago #72697

mike1983 wrote:

hi i suffer with depression,epilepsy and autism and i did the mock esa test and i found out that alot of the criteria to get in the support group relates to autism like problem solving issues and learning difficulties and cant cope with change and talking with strangers or listening to instructions would i be put in the support group as i suffer from all of the above?


Hi m1983,

It is impossible to say whether you, or anyone else would be put into the support group due to the limitations caused by your medical conditions.

However, the best way to improve your chances of gaining SG status is to use our guides and go into detail as to how your suffered limitations qualify you for SG status.

cheers

bro58

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Re:esa help 6 years 1 month ago #72703

which guides should i use?

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Re:esa help 6 years 1 month ago #72705

mike1983 wrote:

which guides should i use?



Hi m1983,

Amongst the ESA Guides that can be accessed from this link. :

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/help-for-claimants/esa

There is one on claiming ESA on physical health grounds, and another on claiming ESA on mental health or learning difficulty grounds.

3rd and 4th links down.

cheers

bro58

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Re:esa help 6 years 1 month ago #72711

thanks my mum is helping me fill in th esa form when i get it and she knows alot about my problems and will help me

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Re:esa help 6 years 1 month ago #72713

mike1983 wrote:

thanks my mum is helping me fill in th esa form when i get it and she knows alot about my problems and will help me


Hi m1983,

Have you considered starting to fill in your ESA50 now using our guides, see here. :

Use Of The Interactive PDF Version Of The ESA50 Questionnaire

This may help relieve the pressure, as the length of time allowed to fill in and return your ESA50, once you receive it has been cut from 6 weeks to 4 weeks, see here. :

How long do I have to complete the ESA50?

cheers

bro58

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