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Contribution based - repeat claim?

Hi,

Hope you guys can help as I'm a little confused. 

Until August I was claiming ESA contribution based. This is when my years claim limit ran to, as a couple we earn too much for income based, and I was in the work related activity group.

In September I tried to return to work, but straight away began to experience epileptic seizures (my disability) - and the side effects that can last for several days. It really set me back and I had three seizures within a week, including one alone in the street that was really scary. In the end, after barely a month at my new job I had missed several shifts they suggested I might be not ready for return to work, I agreed and left the job. I have an appointment to see my consultant coming up and I hope to get my meds adjusted to a higher dose that will allow me to do more physical activity.

This will take several months to be adjusted slowly. Hence I wouldn't be fit to work again for some time. 

Will I be able to make a claim again for contribution based ESA? 

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