HI, sorry to add to this thread.
My ESA85 also says, 'The non-functional descriptors were not considered for this case as curtailment applied'.
MyESA85 also seems to contradict its self...
Activity 17, Social Interaction
My report states : 'Engagement in social contact 'with someone unfamiliar to the claimant', Is always precluded due to difficulty relating to others or significant distress experienced by the individual'
I thought, although wrongly that this descriptor would have automatically put me in the SG? Is it because of the wording, 'with someone unfamiliar'?
In my personalised summary, it states 'Overall significant functional problems are likely with going out, engaging with strangers all of the time only.
I am so baffled .
Thank you in advance for any replies, you have all been great
Thank you for your reply poppy123456.
I know, I just thought my post may be helpful to others
Thank you again,
I was placed in the WRAG. I thought the descriptor would be automatic for SG but sadly it wasn't.
I have my next WFI this Friday and wonder If I should take the report with me but as poppy 123456 says, I am to late to do anything about the original decision. I am already in a flipping mess about it even though I knew it was 'about' 6 months since my last one.
I hate this system, I would go back to work in a heartbeat if I was capable, my disability put paid to that one.
Glad you got the correct decision Catlover64 :-)
Will update after Friday :-)
Thank you for all replies, Catlover64, Poppy 123456.
I will update Thank you for the reply, glad to know I'm not on my own and from what I have read, I am just one of so many.
Thank you :-)
Yes, I am out of time as they say :-)
I did speak to my local CAB about the decision at the time, but agreed it would be 'to much for me' at the time. I had my PIP assessment not long after. I was awarded enhanced rate of both. This also contradicts the DWP HCP decision.
The HCP for ESA states in the report 'Med 3 does not suggest there would be substantial risk to the mental or physical health of any person if they are found capable of work related activity'.
As I have said in a previous thread, I am incontinent (embarrassing) . The HCP says (abbreviated) , ' has bowel incontinence, could manage with appropriate aids much better than reported at present Significant continence problems are unlikely' ...
I mean REALLY?? Would they like to give me a warning as to when it's going to happen? I would really like to know myself as then I would be ok...
As to my mental health, the physical side, (that I woke up with) has really not helped! Hence why I HAD to give up working..
Tested for 'chorda equine' but it is even lower down in my spinal chord than that! My Consultant Neurologist is a baffled as I am...
Sorry, think I was 'venting' then...
Anyway, maybe some of my venting may be of help to someone :-)
Hi Catlover64, Poppy123456,
Just an update on my WFI. I was able to email my work coach and arrange the interview over the phone :-). She was really nice and very understanding. She did suggest that she could put me forward for the Support Group, but I would have to have a new MA. I did say that I couldn't face one at the moment. I asked how long I had left on my current award. She told me it is not until February/ March 2020, so I said I would leave it until then.
I now have another 6 months until my next WFI so I hope I can now relax for now.
Thank you Catlover64,
Think I have 12 years until I can retire (unless they change it again) lol.
Hope you are keeping well and I really appreciate your reply :-)
Hi all,I'm a new membersorry to jump in hereI have just had my medical report back (UC85), on reading the report i will share the last sentence of the Assessment Summary(Overall the evidence suggests that his mental health is vulnerable and engaging in work or work related activity would pose a substantial risk to his mental health)So my question, does this point towards the support groupThanksRich