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diagnosed with fnd and nead instead is this still recognised as a disability

Pablohsgshshsh
Pablohsgshshsh Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi just been given an assessment for esa having been on it for 2 years with Epilepsy I have recently been diagnosed with fnd and nead instead is this still recognised as a disability thanks

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,799 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi

    ESA isn’t about a diagnosis, it’s how those conditions affect your ability to do any type of work.
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,565 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Pablohsgshshsh and welcome to the community! That must have been a shock to have a diagnosis for two years and then have it changed, how are you feeling about this? Like Poppy has said, ESA is not based on the diagnosis. FND and NEAD are both real conditions- hope you continue to get the correct support :)
    Scope

  • Pablohsgshshsh
    Pablohsgshshsh Member Posts: 2 Listener
    We recently rang dwp and addressed his tribunal dission not not to reassess for 12 months from date of the letter two days later received a letter stating they had cancelled my appointment and not to attend no other correspondence as of yet does this mean they are leaving the case till the 12 months has lapsed thanks

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,799 Disability Gamechanger
    Best thing to do is ring ESA and ask them and they will be able to tell you what's happening.

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