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
ESA : So I had the esa frozen a couple of weeks ago... - Headway
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
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.
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.
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
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.