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lixsharp13
lixsharp13 Member Posts: 34 Connected
Hi everyone my name is Liz

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  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,153 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @lixsharpe13

    A very big welcome to you to our online community & website .

    Can you please let us know a little bit more about yourself if possible ???

    I look forward to chatting to you at some point in the near future !!!!
  • Liam_Alumni
    Liam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,101 Pioneering
    Hi @lixsharp13,

    Welcome to Scope's online community! It's great to have you here.

    Would you care to tell us a little bit more about yourself?
    Liam
  • lixsharp13
    lixsharp13 Member Posts: 34 Connected
    I was advised by my kidney specialist ( i have kidney disease) to give up work and concentrate on my health. I told my gp this and he immediately put me on the sick. I am 56 and was heartbrojen. I was running my own childminding business and i loved it. But i did know every day was becoming harder. Im also diabetic with lots of complications.  This all happened  in feb this year . I applied for pip and was awarded standard for both so im now waiting for a tribunal date. I went for a health assesment for esa 11 weeks ago and im still waiting to hear from them too. Ive got behind with my bills and im strugglung to carry on
  • Liam_Alumni
    Liam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,101 Pioneering
    edited August 2017
    I'm sorry to hear about your situation, @lixsharp. With regards to your upcoming PIP tribunal, have you had a look on our website about appealing a DWP benefits decision? There's lots of information on there which might be of interest to you.

    As for the ESA decision... @BenefitsTrainingCo, how long do people have to wait on average? Is an 11 week wait normal? 

    Liam
  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,153 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @lixsharp13

    I'm very very sorry to hear about your current situation if there is anything that we can help you with please please let us know ???

    Is there anything that our Advisors can help you with ????

    Do you have a local CAB office to pop into ????

    Please please let me know if there is anything that I can help you with ????

Brightness