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Hi, my name is Stew1234! put in the support group for ESA

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Stew1234
Stew1234 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited April 26 in Start here and say hello!
I have  been  put in the support  group  for ESA and they tell  me that they've  carried  out  a work  assessment  and  I  no longer  require  to send fitnotes,
To be honest I've  got a massive  list of health issues  including  heart failure,emphysema and diabetes,  I am  also  waiting  for  an hip replacement  I 

Prior  to  catching  covid which  ravished my health I worked over 40 years  for local  government, I  absolutely  loved  working and  now feel  like  I  have  been  thrown on the  scrap heap through  my  health, 
I certainly  understand  that  I  couldn't  work  again,  just  walking  a few yards around  the  house  makes  me so  tired, 
I  use to cycle 12miles and  swim 2miles daily  before  catching  covid,  I am  teetotal  and  a non smoker, l find it so hard stopping  myself  spiralling into  depression with  the  constant  pain and  breathlessness  I suffer 

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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 5,242 Scope online community team
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    Hey there @Stew1234 and welcome to the community. :)

    I'm sorry to hear you've been suffering, but I'm glad to hear your ESA has been sorted, that must be a big relief? Have you spoken to your GP about your decline in mental health? It may be worth speaking to them now before things get worse. Have you looked into claiming PIP as well?
    Albus (he/him)

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