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esa work assesment form

Hi.new here.is anyone on here able to help me fill out my esa work caperbility assesment form?

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  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    Hello @nickstar

    Remember this is your chance to tell DWP as much as possible about your disability and how it affects you. Make a list of your impairments as well, you can refer to them as you complete the form. 

    Give dates of when you were diagnosed too. Write about what you cannot do independently on the form- this is so they can understand why you cannot work. State if you are on meds, what the side effects are and so on. 

    Read all the questions properly. Make sure you understand what they mean. 

    If you need additional help, give CAB a call or see their question by question guide to ESA here-

    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/employment-and-support-allowance/help-with-your-esa-claim/fill-in-form/
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    I'm afraid that no one on an internet forum can help you fill out the form because no one here knows exactly how your conditions affect your ability to work. The only person that knows that is yourself.

    You could try a local advice agency near you, this link will help you find what's local to you. https://advicelocal.uk/

    Do be aware that the form must be returned no later than the date stated in the letter. Failure to return it by that date and you could be found fit for work for failing to return.

    Make sure you send evidence to support your claim because they rarely contact anyone for this.

    Expect a face to face assessment because most people have them. Good luck.


    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @nickstar and a warm welcome to the community. Face to face advice is more appropriate, the link Poppy has provided should help. 

    Please do let us know how you get on and if there is anything we can do to help.
    Scope

  • nickstarnickstar Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thankyou all.i had one f2f but last time filled out esa i sent all my hospital notes(about 50 pages)and got awarded into support group straight away.my condition has worsened since then so guess i just be honest about how badly all my conditions affect me and send all the consultants notes as have had last 6 month n iv treatment at home
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