Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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ESA

lainey123lainey123 Member Posts: 6 Listener
every benefits calculator i go on says i am entitled to more than i am getting. Currently on contributions based ESA @ £109.10 per week,the calculator says i am entitled to another £16.45! 

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi lainey and welcome

    What do the calculators say this amount is for ?

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • lainey123lainey123 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    income related ESA
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Ah ok then you wil need to fill in an ESA 3 form which is just a financial check.,  When you receive an IR top up this entitles you to help with NHS services

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • StepheStephe Member Posts: 1 Listener
    Hi I been on esa.
    I do have anxiety / depression and tinnitus. In both hands sometimes pain is awfull. Apart from my anxiety it's all to much on times. I'm on medication for a number of ailments,
    I had appointment for pip but didn't go as I felt anxious about facing a board of people.
    MY support worker called them told them the reason. That was bk
    In September
    Few weeks ago. I had call to ask why I didn't go. I told them why and would prefer to have home visit still waiting what should I do next
     Thankyou 
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Stephe

    It would be easier if you started your own  thread

    Normally a home visit requires a very specific GP's letter stating that you cannot attend an assessment centre and the reasons why

    An assessment is usually conducted by one person a nurse, paramedic or similar. Is it possible for you to take your support worker with you if you do have to attend ?

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
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