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Esa questionnaire mess up

Gogo21Gogo21 Member Posts: 41 Courageous
Hiya... This is going to sound silly . But I literally can't sleep at moment because I feel I've messed up esa form which I sent away now... I'm in support group for a year and was sent the assessment renewal.. But there's this 1 question I answered it varies when after I thought about it.. Doing it safely..doing it regularly and repeatly I could not do.. I feel stupid.. (the 1 about moving from seat to seat.. Is it just a case of wait and see or could I explain this at assessment  That actually is more a no than a varies.. Thank you for any help 

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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 273 Pioneering
    Hi Gogo21

    As you probably know, the ESA assessments, like the PIP ones, are a bit of a lottery, in terms of how well they are conducted, how thorough or fair the reports are. 

    I'd suggest that if your entitlement to the support group component stems from that one descriptor, then it might well be a good idea to write to the assessment company, explain the situation, then phone them 10 days later, to check that the letter has been placed on your file. 

    If you qualify for the support group in other ways, maybe it's not so vital, because you only have to satisfy one descriptor or the exceptional circumstances condition (a"substantial risk to your health"etc)

    Good luck

    Gill_Scope


  • Gogo21Gogo21 Member Posts: 41 Courageous
    Thank you for replying -gill_scope.. I think I qualify in other ways.. I think it was just having an anxiety attack about it.. I just find it so overwhelming.. I spoke to support worker who helped fill out form and she said not to worry to much about it as I gave good information and supportive information . And whatever happens she would help me fight if we have to..x
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 273 Pioneering
    That's good, Gogo21. Thanks for filling us in with this. 
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