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allisonreedallisonreed Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi iam now on job seekers allowance I was on esa i have a learning disabilities plus bad legs and back just had a hysterscopy and they want me to find a full time job i cant barely look after my self 


  • GeoarkGeoark Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,372 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @allisonreed and welcome to the community.

    Have you asked for a mandatory review, and if so gone onto appeal the decision yet?

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  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @allisonreed.

    A very big welcome to you !!!!

     Please please have a look at our home page where you will find lots of info.

    We also have a number of Advisors who would be more than happy to help you.

    There is also a very active online community where you can meet other people in similar situations as you.

     Please please let us know if we can help you further.

  • MikeBroderickMikeBroderick Member Posts: 234 Courageous
    Hi @allisonreed:

    I hope you are doing ok.

    Is there any update? 
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi allisonreed - 
    I'm not sure what has happened to your ESA claim but it sounds as though you may have had an ESA assessment but have not been awarded enough points to keep your ESA. If you haven't already done so, I suggest you contact the Scope helpline to get information about any local advice agencies that may be able to help you with this, as it can sometimes be difficult to manage the reconsideration and appeal process on your own. The Scope helpline number is 0808 800 3333. Even if you have no option at the moment but to claim JSA or Universal Credit (depending on where you live), bear in mind that the advisers or work coaches at the jobcentre need to recognise that you may have limitations to the work you can look for. If you need more advice on this, it may be helpful to post an update on the 'Ask a Benefits Adviser' part of the Scope site, and then we may be able to help more quickly.
    Hope this helps. 

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