Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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I 've got trigermingel and fybermaralga plus just found out I've got hemacromatacois I can not claim any benefits I have to work 45 hours a week I am in a very bad lot of pain get electric shocks through my face all time my muscles are so bad I can hardly move with pain so I just wonder how come I can't get pip or ESA 


  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Jonathon and welcome

    Have you been refused for PIP ?
    if so when was this

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering

    You don't get PIP or ESA because of conditions that you have, but because of things you can and cannot do. Pain & fatigue are relevant though, so I would expect you to get points in both benefits  - it's just a question of whether you would get enough points to qualify.

    You can't claim ESA whilst you are working anyway, but if you haven't claimed PIP before it may be worth trying. Or, if you have claimed it, claim again but try to get some help with the claim form, for example, from a Citizens Advice Bureau.

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