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I have an ESA tribunal coming up

Lj14Lj14 Member Posts: 1 Listener
I've joined today because I have an ESA tribunal coming up. I have fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis which seem to baffle the benefits folk. I hope you will all have a good day, Lorraine

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  • magunra2kmagunra2k Member Posts: 43 Connected
    i would like to say im surprised to hear that, but im not, My brother has been declared fit for work despite being significantly Downs and a whole host of other developmental and physical disabilities , though not quite at the point of a tribunal we are in our 5th month of fighting the DWP to sort it out and still may end up infront of tribunal if they carry on being idiots.

    Hope all goes well and in your favour ,please come back and share your experience in full so others can learn from it.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,926 Disability Gamechanger
    Neither baffle them. Fibromyalgia divides the medical profession and that impacts upon DWP decision making.  So, have you self-assessed and decided his many points you ought to receive; for what and why? If not then that’s your starting point. More importantly you now need face to face advice with a view to being represented on the day, which will give you a bigger chance of success, if you have a winnable case.
  • tommtomm Member Posts: 231 Pioneering
    edited January 2018
    @Lj14:  Ok you have been diagnosed with these conditions, have you been refered to specialists such as a consultant  orthopedic surgeon  for your Osteoarthritis  and what stage has been diagnosed from the x-ray's ? this is the type of evidence a tribunal would expect to see  as well as the specialists report
    As well as how you describe what level of impact  this has on your mobilty and daily life  
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