Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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I'm trying to claim ESA but keep being turned down

r0bins0nr0bins0n Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi I am type 1 diabetic I also suffer with angina, neurophathy and partially sighted. I'm trying to claim ESA but keep being turned down I got made medically redundant 18 months ago and because I'm always at hospital appointments find it difficult to find work please help. Mrs Kim Robinson 49.


  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,003 Disability Gamechanger

    Have you had an ESA claim successfully submitted with a fit note; been paid assessment rate and had a medical and then been refused or are you saying you've not managed to get that far?

    When you have been turned down have you just tried to make a new claim (which would indeed be problematic) or have you challenged the decision via the mandatory reconsideration process and then appeal?

    Have you self-assessed i.e. looked online at the ESA points scoring system and decided which activities you ought to score points on and how many?

  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @r0bins0n, how are you getting on?
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