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E.S.A / P.I.P help

Craig72Craig72 Member Posts: 43 Connected
edited February 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi I live in southend with my partner and her 3 kids and a child..a couple of years ago I got diagnosed with advanced degenerative osteoarthritis in my knees and spondylitis in my back. I'm in constant pain most days and struggle day to day, my partner helps me as much as she can because her middle daughter has anxiety and adhd, and my partner  herself also suffers from chronic fatigue, I've been through so much with dwp for a couple of years now with not much success or outcome with my e.s.a benefit....ive been through 3 mandatory reconsiderations and a apeal. I can honestly say this has fully broken me, I am in a situation now I'm under mental health first response and peebody is trying to help with this ongoing situation...i have no money or benefits in place,  I've had 3/4 health assessments done by dwp and a couple of them didnt go well I scored below the points score, a couple of years ago and was put into a support group for twelve months...then my condition got worse and I never seem to score enough points, a couple of things....should I say we're slightly exaggerated to my anger by the health asser so I'm in no receipt of any benefit, and scared we will be homeless by the end of the mouth I've had full support from my doctor but seem to have the door shut when I appeal for ESA. I have doctors certificates and medical notes and my medication info not sure not where to turn, I'm more than just worried.......i feel now this will never be sorted I've battled dwp for 3 and half years now 🙁


  • Adam_AlumniAdam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 164 Pioneering

    Hi @Craig72

    Thank you for sharing your story with us. I am sorry to hear you have had such a difficult time . PIP and ESA applications can be very long and difficult for all involved.

    On the community, many of our members have had difficult experiences with PIP and ESA and are here to support you.

    I hope you will find this useful.

    Take care

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