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TOPIC: Buried Alive!

Buried Alive! 2 years 5 months ago #154295

Oh that is a great idea. The cost is not as much of a worry as getting it there in time. Am finally feeling calmer. Couldn't have coped without the help of this website. Will recommend where ever and whenever I can. Thank you!!
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Buried Alive! 2 years 5 months ago #154521

Hi. Finally the form has gone off. Am absolutely exhausted. Totally worried not put enough detail in. Ended up using info about walking from my last esa50 because just too worn/stressed to describe it any other way, even tho my walking has got a lot worse since then. Had to spend so much time trying to describe mental health issues while in panicked state am not sure I've explained properly. Did manage to get a more detailed letter from doctor right at the last min. So that was a relief.
Today I am goin to try relax and have a meal, not had a meal since Saturday. As from tomorrow am going to concentrate on finding someone to go to assessment with me, can't go on own. What's the average wait to hear about call up for assessement? Doc has recommended home one, but I won't hold my breath. Also gonna write another letter ready for this assessment with any details I left out from the form, and my letter posted with it. Where can I find address where forms are sent, I forgot to make a note, is it Wolverhampton?
Also gonna start reading guide for appeals process. Need to be far better prepared for that than I was for the ESA50 arriving. Obviously I didn't know that was gonna land when it did, But i did know they had started the reassessments again and so could have renewed my b&w subscription and preparing myself for it in advance. Just beating myself up there, ha!
I have vowed that if I get through this in one piece I will be far more prepared for my next call up. I have no doubt they will be on my back trying to crush me again in the future. Good luck to everyone else going through all this!

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Buried Alive! 2 years 5 months ago #154523

Porthole Pete wrote: Hi. Finally the form has gone off. Am absolutely exhausted. Totally worried not put enough detail in. Ended up using info about walking from my last esa50 because just too worn/stressed to describe it any other way, even tho my walking has got a lot worse since then. Had to spend so much time trying to describe mental health issues while in panicked state am not sure I've explained properly. Did manage to get a more detailed letter from doctor right at the last min. So that was a relief.
Today I am goin to try relax and have a meal, not had a meal since Saturday. As from tomorrow am going to concentrate on finding someone to go to assessment with me, can't go on own. What's the average wait to hear about call up for assessement? Doc has recommended home one, but I won't hold my breath. Also gonna write another letter ready for this assessment with any details I left out from the form, and my letter posted with it. Where can I find address where forms are sent, I forgot to make a note, is it Wolverhampton?
Also gonna start reading guide for appeals process. Need to be far better prepared for that than I was for the ESA50 arriving. Obviously I didn't know that was gonna land when it did, But i did know they had started the reassessments again and so could have renewed my b&w subscription and preparing myself for it in advance. Just beating myself up there, ha!
I have vowed that if I get through this in one piece I will be far more prepared for my next call up. I have no doubt they will be on my back trying to crush me again in the future. Good luck to everyone else going through all this!


Hi PP,

Well done on getting it posted back by the deadline !! :)

" What's the average wait to hear about call up for assessement?"



As you know, it is not a definite that you will have to take part in a face to face. If you haven't heard anything by the 4 week mark I would contact Maximus for an update.


"Where can I find address where forms are sent, I forgot to make a note, is it Wolverhampton?"



It may well be Wolverhampton, as nearly all DWP related mail goes via Wolverhampton, which has a massive DWP mail processing site.


You will need to : Contact CHDA aka(Maximus)aka (HAAS) for the exact address.

Good luck !

bro58

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Buried Alive! 2 years 5 months ago #154548

Thank you so much for all your help and patience, at what has been an incredibley difficult time. I was only saying to self this morn as I was having a bit of a tidy up (nothing in house not connected to the form filling has been dealt with all during this time), "what would I have done without your help?" self answered "it doesn't bare thinking about!" ha! Seriously, thanx so so much. Trying to wind down a little now, so very tired. Hoping for good sleep tonite. Then playing the waiting game. Be lucky!! Keeping fingers crossed for you all!
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Buried Alive! 2 years 2 months ago #162760

Hello, have been meaning to post this for a long time. At xmas my over generous Xmas bonus was not paid thru my ESA claim as it usually was, but paid thru my dla claim. Then couple of months after I am being reassessed for my ESA. Should I read anything into this or am I just being paranoid?

Still not heard anything from them since I returned eas50 back in March.

Just read the news about Wca handbook update. That's me confined back to my bedroom with exteme worry. Managed to venture out yesterday, so obviously I needed putting back in my box!! Could you kindly let us know once u get chance to read up on this when these changes will take effect? Thanx so much

PP xxx

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Buried Alive! 2 years 2 months ago #162768

Porthole Pete wrote: Hello, have been meaning to post this for a long time. At xmas my over generous Xmas bonus was not paid thru my ESA claim as it usually was, but paid thru my dla claim. Then couple of months after I am being reassessed for my ESA. Should I read anything into this or am I just being paranoid?

Still not heard anything from them since I returned eas50 back in March.

Just read the news about Wca handbook update. That's me confined back to my bedroom with exteme worry. Managed to venture out yesterday, so obviously I needed putting back in my box!! Could you kindly let us know once u get chance to read up on this when these changes will take effect? Thanx so much

PP xxx


I wouldn't read anything into the payment of the Christmas Bonus.

It's important to understand that the WCA Handbook is guidance and nothing more, the legislation against which claimants are assessed has not changed, having been issued it applies with immediate effect.

Gordon

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