Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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DC22
DC22 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
I would be really grateful for any advice. Just found out my appeal has failed.  I have been told that I can apply for Incapacity benefit but the reason for my ill health has to be totally different from the original diagnosis. Is this correct?

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  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello DC22 and welcome

    Was your appeal for ESA or PIP ?

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Community member Posts: 2,621 Pioneering
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    Hi DC22,

    If you are not happy with the tribunal's decision you can ask for a statement of reasons and a record of proceedings to see if you can find an error of law. This is very difficult to do unless you are a trained adviser so you may need some help locally if you decided to do this.
    As your appeal has failed you cannot claim ESA again unless you have a new health problem, or unless your existing health problem has deteriorated, which must be backed up by a GP's note or letter. 

    Lee
    The Benefits Training Co:

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