DLA I have been turned down

Hello, I am awaiting my appeal for ESA as like a lot of people I was turned down even through I take two types of morphine and I suffer from severe depression the and now have become almost housebound. The pain s unbearable in my hips. And now my hands and my fingers have become affected. When I wake up in the morning my hands and fingers are very painful. It's mainly the middle fingers that I can not bear to move. I can not open bottles or jars due to the pain,I can't even cut up my own food

I applied for DLA only to be turned down straight away and that decision has been based on the ATOS medical that I am already appeal against. Is there any point in appealing against the DLA until I get an answer on the ESA

Some advice please

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  • I would still appeal you have nothing to lose the medicals are a joke ! I need a complete new left knee also have arthritis in right knee it seems I can now walk 200 mtres ! Look up www.benifits to work they give great advise ! Good luck ! Rosemary

  • yes do appeal straight away send as much supporting evidence as u can to both also get a copy of medical report from dwp they are often a work of fiction i had both dla & esa stopped on a atos medical it was totaly wrong sure she mixed me up with someone else got dla back at a higher rate after reconsideration and esa support group after tribunral dont give up and good luck

  • Yes definitely appeal it. As others have said u have nothing 2 lose and a lot 2 gain. I know it's daunting appealing it and just makes r fibro worse but I really think that's what they want. They know it adds 2 people's stress and depression and for that reason many people choose not too but u r entitled to this money and I'm sure like many of us have worked all ur life till fibro robbed u off the ability to do so. I was diagnosed 17 yes ago and finally had 2 medically retire from my job bout 10 yrs ago. Thankfully I applied 4 dla then and was 1 of the lucky 1s awarded it for life (r until it changes 2 pip). Good luck 4 ur appeal x

  • Hello there Caroline, I personally would consider appealing straight away if you feel up to it, it's a lengthy process and if you delay then it will all take longer to sort out.

    Do you have the Benefits and Work info sheets? If not, we can send you these for free if you email us on info@fibroaction.org. We can send them to you for free, they have lots of helpful info on ESA and DLA, completing forms, assessments and appeals etc.

    I hope it all works out for you, please know that we are here for you and we will try to help and support you along the way.

    (((hug))) xxx

    Libs

  • Hello, thank you all for your words of advice and I think I will be appealing straight away .

    The biggest joke of all of this is that the powers that be seem to think we all enjoy claiming benefits like it is life style choice.

    I for one have always worked and was running a book makers when I got ill, given the choice I would ask the doctors to make me better and I will go back to work as I can earn more than what I am able to get in benefits.

    We claim because we are too ill to work but hopefully I can get through to them

  • Appeal, I did, although I am still waiting for a new DLA date, this is what happened the ATOS and DLA disagreed with each other and now a judge will be deciding...........appeal

  • OH YOU ARE IN AN AWFUL STATE - MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU.

    I HEARD RECENTLY THAT DSS AUTOMATICALLY TURN DOWN A FIRST

    APPLICATION FOR DLA - IN AN EFFORT TO DISUADE PEOPLE FROM APPLYING!! SO DON'T LET TEM KEEP IT FROM YOU - YOU SOUND LIKE YOU REALLY NEED IT - SO APPLY AGAIN!! GOOD LUCK

  • APPEAL!!!! sending you lots of love.

    we have got to bring these b#####ds down!

    inbox me for help x

    that goes for anyone else as well x

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