Hi all. I am a new member so thought i would tell you a bit about my circumstances. I am 63 years old and have had copd for many years. I always worked until my health got too bad to keep doing it. I went for an esa assessment in Oct last year and on 28th Nov I got a phone call to say my esa had stopped as i got zero points and was fit for work. I requested a mandatory reconsideration and after 2 weeks was told it was unsuccessful so i had no choice but to go see about money as i had no income. Was told I needed to claim universal credit which i did. Then went to money matters 2 days later to put in an appeal. I handed in a fit note from my doctor on the 19th dec but was told as it only said copd it meant i still was fit for work. So on 31st dec I took very ill and was rushed to hospital with pneumonia and sepsis for which i had to had in another fit note from hospital. Then my doctor gave me a fit note for 13 weeks. I now have a date for my appeal and also universal credit sent me a form to fill in to see if am fit to look for work. I really dont know whether am coming or going. And am getting half the money i was getting on esa. Sorry for rant M.