Had my ESA medical assessment 9 weeks ago. For much of that time everyday I'd look to see if a brown envelope had been delivered, breathe when it didn't and felt relieved. The anxiety of it coming could have been all consuming. I didn't phone DWP I couldn't cope with the thought of doing it. Yesterday the brown envelope arrived. I sat down took a deep breath and a quick prayer. Couldn't believe it...awarded....in the work related group...but I can only do what I can do. Yes my personal circumstances are extreme that links with my mental health issues and now know I know they took it all on board. There is hope! Taken an enormous burden off my shoulders one day at a time. Wanted to share a good outcome...
Amazed but such a blessing: Had my ESA... - Fibromyalgia Acti...
Hi glad you got some result with your esa and maybe get support group the next time is common it will be a relief for you as well pleased for you .you sbould not need any more sick notes as far as im aware. The work group you can go in 2 directions wot ever you prefer think of work on future etc or if you think no way you can say you feel to ill for that.our experience some of the coaches are fine and can say just come back in 6 months etc and sometimes say you should be in support group it is generally fine glad for you .
Thank you..just can't even think at the moment. Even first dieticians appointment last week was not what I was expecting...her advice was not to enter into monthly weigh in sessions too much for me mentally. Planning for future return to work just can't so thank you for your help it's been very useful.
How long generally do you wait for first appointment after award decision?
Fantastic news! So rare that the DWP don't mess people around. Mind, they did keep you waiting 9 weeks.
You can relax now 🤪,