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ESA and Pip Tribunial
I joined about a month ago to get advice on being put off ESA after an assesment , I had scored 27 points just 12 months earlier and similar the 12 months prior. At assesment the health professional seemed not bothered that I couldn’t remember my medication and took little account of my mental health and physical health issues , my decision letter seemed to be decided on the fact I heard her call my name out in waiting room could walk to her room and able to sit while she asked a number of questions ,my reconsideration was turned down and I had to appeal this decision .For someone who has been on benifit for over 10 years with mental and physical problems I had to survive with help from my family for 5 weeks without money . My doctor gave me a medical certificate to cover period till my appeal so was able to survive and astonished with their decision . At my appeal which was allowed the-independent Dr and Judge who presided awarded me 33 points and although I was still in work group advised that if I was made work it would seriously affect both my physical and mental health , can I add at my Pip assesment I was given 27 points and not to be called back for 10 years , how can these decisions be accepted and something done about procedure . My sympathy with anyone having to endure this but appeal and take it the full way you will win .