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esa , spinal fusion

Hi was wondering if anyone can help me ,I had my tribural for esa back in November but it was ajurned got told I should be hearing from them in a few weeks time. My question is can I get esa for spinal fusion I also have bladder problems aswell.i will be taking my support worker with me when I go .

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  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,401 Disability Gamechanger
    In short no, you have to meet the ESA descriptors as to know which group you will be placed into.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,141 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Wilko is correct, being placed into one of the groups is not about a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect you.
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  • lisa1972lisa1972 Member Posts: 27 Connected
    I have walking issues ,that is part of my spinal problems.but my bladder problems are quite bad to where I can wet myself ,through no fault of my own .
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,141 Disability Gamechanger
    To be placed into the Support Group through mobilising (mobility) then they'll take into consideration your ability to use a self propel wheelchair, if they think you can do this then you won't be placed into this group through this descriptor.
    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.
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