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So I had the esa frozen a couple of weeks ago, I had a phone call yesterday only to be told I need to pop in and see them . I had someone help me fill in my pip last week. I also saw the housing people and honestly I’m not any wiser. They want this and that, So ya I’m pissed off. Just feel like the walls are closing in

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They get you to jump thru hoops. They’re just trying to grind you down. Keep going

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Try not to let it rattle you because it isn't personal. Benefit staff are trained to reject as many claims as possible, not only to weed out those who're not entitled, but in the hope that many who are will give up, whether eligible or not.

See what they have to say and, if it's not good news, then take it to the next level. It's what almost everyone with an incapacity for work has to do, and it's harsh (& often cruel). It seems most people have to appeal........................only to be expected when governed by a privileged bunch who haven't the faintest idea what deprivation feels like.

Don't be put off Pat ; you'll get there eventually ! xx

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do you know or did you ask why your esa was frozen.

there are those who come off esa and pip who are entitled to nothing because their partner works they got to buy either quarterly or yearly payments for their prescriptions because theyre not entitled to free ones, even when theyre on pip and esa they are not entitled to free eye or dental care they have to pay for it, so dont whinge about having to put yourself out a little bit.

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A bit harsh Steve. For some (me included) 'putting yourself out a little bit' is not as easy as it seems. You are more lucky if not affected this way. Please Be kind and supportive, or... say nothing. Throwaway negative contributions can have drastic consequences. It's saddened my day for sure.

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i have been diagnosed with personality disorder, adhd and epilepsy, i get standard rate care when you get these lazy............oh i also suffer from anxiety

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Hi Pat,

Maybe you could go to the Citizens Advice, or contact headway its sounds like you need more help than your getting, it’s so easy to say try not to worry but we all do it. Take Care and always say how you are feeling as it’s important not to bottle it inside you. Liz x

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I have been seen the citizen advice people,as soon as I walk into these places I am like a ticking boom. The whole experience is horrible, trying to stay positive , not to say or do anything inappropriate. It’s a constant battle.

I am meditating walking and doing all I can too clear my head of negative thoughts. In the end it will work out I’m sure.

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if youre hearing and havent experienced, then you shouldnt comment.

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I've said in previous posts an independent tribunal is the final step,but also the best chance you will have. Good luck and don't give in. The DWP seem to be moving into trouble over these benefits as it is. Dave

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pointless going to tri tribunal if you havent got a clue what youre going to tribunal for, hes got to get past the f2f and the mr first!!!

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Steve, the point is that a tribunal doesn't have one person listening to the case. With the tribunal that I went to there was a doctor, a judge, his secretary?, and a person from the DWP. Cutting out the so called medically qualified assessors. There are no trick questions. Maybe take a carer with you if you have one. I went alone. Dave

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Let’s assume you are entitled to ESA.

If you are being assessed by people who don’t know about brain injuries, which is often the case, and are looking for reasons to cut your ESA, you need to be prepared to show them what that means.

Probably best to really underline, and communicate your disabilities when dealing with these people.

Do this however you see fit.

Take someone with you to the interview.

Also remember decisions can be appealed.

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