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stumcc2
stumcc2

So here we go once again, although I have requested a home visit when the esa form got filled in.

They have sent a letter sending me to Glasgow to another location farther away than cardigan street.

I can't travel as I have a really bad back and had an operation in my third lumbar veribrae.

Just got a letter from the doctor and my psychologist to confirm I can't travel with my conditions but might be to late to get to them.

Am full of anxiety and depression at the minute just thought I had to share this right now, felling really down in the dumps.

Thanks for listening 😢😢

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Try not to get too anxious over this. Just phone them and let them know that you can't travel and send copies of your medical letters to back this up. You obviously mustn't travel as this will be detrimental to your health so insist on a home visit. The same thing happened to my partner and we used this insensitivity to back up our claims and we won! Plus the chap who did the home visit was lovely and very helpful. Above all, don't let it get to you.

stumcc2
stumcc2 in reply to Hidden

Thanks

My appointment is for next friday, and with it being the weekend when I phone i thought it would be to late but I will try on monday.

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Monday is a Bank Holiday so you probably won't get to speak to anyone but certainly try on Tuesday and then send your supporting evidence. Good luck.

stumcc2
stumcc2 in reply to Hidden

Thanks

If you have access to a scanner you could email the documents to them. This would be a fast option and they wouldn’t be able to say they haven’t received them.

Good luck I hope you get it sorted

stumcc2
stumcc2 in reply to FOXLEW

Thanks, not got a scanner but I've already asked for a home visit on the form i sent them, they must have just ignored it.

FOXLEW
FOXLEW in reply to stumcc2

OK I really hope you get it sorted easily, it always feels like putting up a fight, and it shouldn’t have to be like that.

stumcc2
stumcc2 in reply to FOXLEW

thank you

tobby1428
tobby1428 in reply to stumcc2

get in touch with your mp and get them or one of their minions to visit you at home!this is what we always do,even though I have a motability car I still cannot walk very far.your mp is your representative and this is a bread and butter issue,all the mps seem to be worrying about is the size and price of carrots once we leave the eu.joking aside do get in touch with your mp as an ex civil servant I know that civil servant bosses make you jump through hoops once an mp is involved!!! love and best wishes for a quick and satisfactory conclusion.

Callendersgal
CallendersgalAdministrator

Hi stumcc2

Well that's what we are here for. Feel free to offload your feelings of anxiety and frustration. Sometimes when things go wrong, we just need an instant venting. I think it's worse at weekends when very few public departments are open and we have to stew until we can get hold of someone who can reassure us.

As liverpoollass1 has said, don't get too anxious about this. When you are able to phone on Tuesday, just give them a call and let them know you can't travel that distance and ask advice as to what can be done for you instead.

Try to remember that all of these departments are heavily used and they try the easiest path for them, not you, when dealing with claims. But that they will listen and work with you to help you, if you let them know what your difficulties are.

So, if you can, try and distract yourself from the frustration as much as you can, and keep yourthoughts on the end goal and not the problems you are going through to get there. The aim is for a successful outcome to your ESA claim, not to find yourself upset and anxious.

Best wishes and I'm sure you'll get through OK, even if you hit a few stumbling blocks on the way.

Thanks

Quite calm today, sometimes listening to the sea helps me, meditation i have found out is a great thing to get the real world out of your head.

I'm a worrier to the least wee 🙌 things these days as I've lost a lot of confidence in myself.

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