Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Any tips for what to put in the ESA questionnaire?

Hi, I'm so tired of completing assessments that I don't know what to put.  Any advice is much appreciated.  I also have real difficulty concentrating and typing which is not helping matters.


  • NystagmiteNystagmite Member Posts: 609 Pioneering
    The person reading your form isn't going to make any assumptions. (as we're all different) You have to spell everything out to them. 

    Can you get someone to help you?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I would advice you to get some help with completing this form. They're very complex and need to be filled in correctly.
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  • Barrylad1957Barrylad1957 Member Posts: 100 Courageous
    The ESA50/UC50 form is a bit tricky, full of oubliettes and trapdoors. It depends where you live, but there are a lot of welfare and volunteer groups that could help you out. I made the mistake of filling my UC50 in myself, and know from experience that its a mistake. Google welfare and disability groups in your postcode and find someone experienced in filling them in. Your local MP's office will be able to point you in the right direction - don't be afraid to approach them - they work for you, not the other way 'round. Good luck.

  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    I would suggest a good starting point is the self test on the B&W site



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