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Hi, my name is Jontomaz!

Jontomaz Community member Posts: 1 Listener
So I've just got comfconfirma that I've failed my ESA assessment... I also claimed housing benefit.. and cold winter payments.... So I'm going to appeal, but I've no idea what to do now.. Do I try JSA? As never had failed benefit assessment... Even though my keyword did most of talking... As I don't understand..... I live in adult services care.... No idea what to do next?


  • JennysDad
    JennysDad Community member Posts: 2,298 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Jontomaz and welcome to the community. Glad to have you with us.
    I'm not a benefits advisor, so cannot directly answer your questions, but we have experts working here and they will be in touch with you as soon as possible. The weekend/Easter may just slow things down a little, so bear with us and we will get back to you.
    And don't hesitate to be in touch if there is anything more we might be able to do for you.
    Warmest best wishes,
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Jontomaz and welcome

    Please get trained advice from your key worker, CAB or similar

    First of all you need to ask for a copy of the assessment report
    Then you need to ask for a mandatory reconsideration

    If you are in a full service area you willhave to claim UC
    if not then you can claim JSA

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • debbiedo49
    debbiedo49 Community member Posts: 2,904 Disability Gamechanger
    I failed esa and had to make a decision to go on to jsa or have no benefits at all. In the past I got help from cab and then the councils money advice team. As the Jobcentreplus knew me already I was able to go through it with my adviisor. It’s all online now . Good luck.
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