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Filling out ESA form when you have Fibromyalgia

Karen30Karen30 Member Posts: 2 Listener
I am filling my esa  form in and was wondering do anybody know what to write for .. Picking up and moving thing  I Suffer from Fibromyalgia and  cfs, costoo hondritis and fibro fog, thank u x

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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Karen30   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    All I can advise please can I suggest that you contact CAB to help with your form.

    Understand the complexities of forms. So always have some one help me fill it in. Especially with the amount of information you need to complete.  Worth doing contacting them.

    Has been a support worker or health worker. Now CAB very useful and supportive, have advisors especially trained to help.

    Also please can I welcome you to the community. Lots of advice, information and plenty of new friends.

    Add to that have a look at our Posts on Talk about Specific Conditions. Hope that helps.

    Take care

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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Karen30, I hope the community is able to help with this and very best of luck with your claim! If there is anything that I can do then please get in touch :)
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  • WeepingWillowWeepingWillow Member Posts: 20 Courageous
    edited August 2018
    @Karen30 When filling in these forms be careful not to tick boxes that tie you to a particular answer.  For example you might have boxes which say never, sometimes or it varies. If you tick it varies or leave the box unticked it gives you room under to explain what your limitations are it is always important to give as much information as possible.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    The picking up a box question is ridiculous because they base it on a light or an empty box. Totally crazy if you ask me. When i fill out my form for ESA i always make sure i look at the descriptors for each group first and decide which group i think i should be placed into.
    WRAG you need at least 15 points and Support Group isn't about points it's about satisfying at least one of those descriptors. See descriptors for each group below.



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  • Karen30Karen30 Member Posts: 2 Listener

    Thank you all who answered my question will take on board what u all have said thanks again x

  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Karen30 Pleasure to help and advise. Also may I suggest have any problems with forms always try to seek some support.

    These professions have a wealth of knowledge and suggestions.

    Because they have done it all before with other clientele they have supported. 

    Hope that helps.  Wish you the best.

    Take care

    @thespiceman  


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