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ESA,JSA,Doctors notes plus DLA to PIP!

Hi everyone,im Andrew,ive had lupus from 16,im now 40.ive been in between ESA and JSA a few times,a nightmare trying to sort it,i have a letter from my specialist and Doctor,after asking for this letter,giving me 6months now says he cant issue sick notes for people not in work!CAB told me he`s,well.lying,have told me to ask again and make an official complaint if he says no.Strange thing is my JSA is £80 more than my ESA was!,I`m also still on DLA,is there a chance i`ll have it converted without an interview?any advice would be much appreciated!yours,Andrew

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I may be wrong but I thought that GPs could give you a certificate that said that you were unfit to work whether you were in work or not. They are the ones who advise the esa/ jsa etc about your ability to to look for work and therefore on the right income support. Since it has all merged my advice is to go to citizens advice. They are very good at making sure you get the right benefits.


Thanks for the reply.I got the JSA letter through.Its £70 more than my ESA!!?!


Hi RAZ76,

Not everyone is called for an assessment, so it is possible that you could be accepted for PIP without one, but I wouldn't count on that happening.


Thank you for the reply.


you must be joking,i am 61, and getting ESA.and was getting DLA for the last 7 years,i have a list as long as your arms wrong with me i can not walk i have it all,and i was given DLA indefinitely,i had pages of letters from hospitals doctors enough to keep you reading for hours.but still had to go for assessment.he told lie after lie.he said i could walk round the room,i could touch my hair hold a piece of paper,hold my handbag,could shower myself,cook a meal.etc.i did not walk i was in my scooter,he said i was happy.i was crying.he said i touch the floor,i wish so i got no points not one,i phoned them and went mad at them so they said they would send my report to a doctor,because they don,t have any medical know how,then they sent me a letter and said i could have £22 a week for mobility,i used to get £56 a week,so my haematologist. is righting another letter for me to appeal at good look you might get a nice person.i am going to report him for all the lies he the DLA about dr told me he has lots people like me who are on 32 tablets a day for life,having to go through this well they do get an bonus for every one they don,t pay,sorry for going on but i am mad,


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