Sister was made redundant. ESA have refused claim saying she's capable of work. What can we do?

Options
trixb13
trixb13 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
she would go mad knowing im talking to you but i need help and advice for her.shes 48 clinically obese,has IBS,anxiety,depression,loss of hair but majorly abnormal cartilage growth in her neck causing migraines and sickness.she was made redundant 9 mths ago after 17 years work.esa have refused saying shes capable of work.what can we do.

Comments

  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,147 Championing
    Options
    Hi @trixb13.

    Welcome to our online community/ website.

    Sorry to here about your current predicament.

    We have got lots of info on our home page on esa.

    There is also a Benefits Advisor which will be great for you at this stage.

     Please please let us know if we can help you further.
  • Liam_Alumni
    Liam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,100 Empowering
    Options
    Hi @trixb13,

    Welcome to Scope's online community! It's great to have you on board.

    I'm sorry to hear about your current situation and the problems you have been having with your ESA claim. Have you asked for a Mandatory Reconsideration (MR)?

    We have lots of useful information about appealing a DWP benefits decision on our website, including the following video about MRs which might be of interest to you:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sOsiEFo-Ck

    I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, then please do get in touch!
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Championing
    Options
    Hi @trixb13 could you encourage your sister to call our helpline? 0808 800 3333 and speak to our helpline staff who may be able to offer support.
  • trixb13
    trixb13 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
    Options
    thank you.i will.she has just turned 48 ! doctors said 40.im so proud of her but im scared after 17 years of work shes given up as she cant get another job.she will die

  • trixb13
    trixb13 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
    Options
    plus they have stopped her esa as shes fit for work ??? she has to wait 6 weeks for uni credit,which means losing her car and hasnt seen chyro on her neck for 6 weeks.and her ibs 

  • Liam_Alumni
    Liam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,100 Empowering
    Options
    Hi @trixb13,

    With regards to the ESA, have you appealed? We have lots of information about appealing a DWP benefits decision on our website, which might be of interest to you.
  • trixb13
    trixb13 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
    Options
    she tried but as she can walk 10 meters and answer phone.she can work.they said apply for universal credit but she has sick notes on yearly basis


  • trixb13
    trixb13 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
    Options
    thankyou for your advice.i will try to get my lil sis rox to reply to you as you have really helped me too.x
  • trixb13
    trixb13 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
    Options
    do you help if i have eupd and anxiety as i was stabbed and died,then finding my wife dead from suicide 10 years later ?

  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,147 Championing
    Options
    Hi @trixb13

    Please please let me know if there is anything that I can help with.

    I am very happy to help you out with anything that I can ???

    Please please keep me updated with things & please see if she wants to chat  ???
     
  • Liam_Alumni
    Liam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,100 Empowering
    Options
    Hi @trixb13, I'm so sorry to hear that and for your loss. As @Sam_Scope mentions above, you can give our Helpline staff a call on 0808 800 3333 and and they may be able to offer further support.