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    ESA medical assessment

    In a few weeks I will be facing my third medical assessment and itís freaking me. The last time it all went well and I was freaking out before. How can I cope with this?

    Thanks guys.

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    ESA medical assessment

    Iím actually in the same position, I have my second one coming up early next year. I just keep reminding myself that everything has been absolutely fine the first (and second for you!) and the reasons I am claiming are valid and real and they will be able to see that.

    Positive vibes,

    Mouse

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    Re: ESA medical assessment

    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight-mouse View Post
    Iím actually in the same position, I have my second one coming up early next year. I just keep reminding myself that everything has been absolutely fine the first (and second for you!) and the reasons I am claiming are valid and real and they will be able to see that.

    Positive vibes,

    Mouse

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    Hi thank you for replying, I will have to keep on telling my self that and stay positive.

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    Re: ESA medical assessment

    Not a problem,

    Honestly I think that these assessments are cruel and only necessary because some unsavoury types would like to scam the system. As long as we are honest and eligible there really shouldnít be a problem.

    I too am trying to remind myself of this, itís very hard when we rely on it to afford to live and if weíre completely honest the assessments arenít exactly pleasant experiences, they certainly leave me feeling very vulnerable.

    Positive vibes,

    Mouse


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    Re: ESA medical assessment

    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight-mouse View Post
    Not a problem,

    Honestly I think that these assessments are cruel and only necessary because some unsavoury types would like to scam the system. As long as we are honest and eligible there really shouldnít be a problem.

    I too am trying to remind myself of this, itís very hard when we rely on it to afford to live and if weíre completely honest the assessments arenít exactly pleasant experiences, they certainly leave me feeling very vulnerable.

    Positive vibes,

    Mouse


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    They leave me feeling very vulnerable as well mouse. All we can do is try to stay positive and honest.

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    Re: ESA medical assessment

    I've been through a few now and honestly it seems completely random how interested the assessor is and what the decision maker concludes from the report, just explain your issues to people who are actually impartial and attentive and see what they advise, it's crucial you have outside support from the DWP so you know where you stand whatever they decide, I know from experience there are relatively decent people in their ranks but there are also nasty pieces of work
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    Re: ESA medical assessment

    I think a lot of it's the fact that assessors seem to be drawn out of a hat, despite there claims that they're all fully trained... I'm not sure it's a coincidence that my last assessment put me in the "well enough to start preparing to get back to work" group and was then overturned on the mandatory reconsideration when we pointed out that a physiotherapist isn't really qualified to judge how bad someone's anxiety is.

    I just got the form yesterday and yeah.. not looking forward to it. And it's made even more frustrating by the fact that these assessments cost way more than benefit fraud does, so it's hard to see it as anything other than persecution of vulnerable people.

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