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Esa50 stress

This esa50 is a joke ! Talk about stress on top of everything else you struggle to know what the hell to put down to justify your illness let's face it it's not enough is it to be diagnosed with a life long condition is it ? No that would be to simple tell you what we will do we're put you into more depression and give you a form to fill in that you won't really understand how about that then we will probably refuse you money and call you and everyone else liers

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Yes the form is a nightmare. It is so hard having to explain everything especially as we tend to spend the majority of our time putting on a show to everyone else, pretending that we're fine when in reality we are struggling. Good luck with it xx

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These forms can be a nightmare, I would say it how it is. Write down everything from morning till night also during the night. Just say it how it is. They do have professionals in these fields they will know. These forms are set for all types of disabilities , they know not all will be applicable to all.

I hope all goes well.

Best wishes pamela x

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I don't know if you've already done the items below:

there's an NRAS guide to benefits and/or a Helpline;

the guides here are highly recommended and some people find it worth the cost of joining them for especial guidance on what to write: benefitsandwork.co.uk/emplo...

further guidance/helpline: turn2us.org.uk

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If I get declined is my worst fear as need some income 😔 I guess I'm in the hand of the person who processes my form deadline is the 12th getting close now still loads to do !

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Please believe that not all people that process these forms are idiots, I understand your frustrations but I don’t think there’s any need to be rude, most of them are just doing a job and are as frustrated as you with the system. Unfortunately, you need to complete the form to claim your benefit, as Pamela has said take your time and tell it how it is, there’s plenty of information on how to do this out there if you need it too. Good luck!! 😊

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Fair shout yeah just frustrated with it all. And fed up with trying to justify a illness that is not getting any better. Read to many horror stories about people in need not getting awarded.

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Yes I know, I get frustrated having to do the PIP form for each reassessment and I’m totally with you on it., that awful horrible wait we have to see if they have believed us! That’s why it’s so important to get that form right and to describe your absolute worst day. These decisions on welfare reform come from our government and there’s many people processing these forms struggling with disabilities themselves, yes, there probably are a few idiots but I’d like to think the majority are not. I don’t claim ESA as I’m still working but I can imagine it’s a hard form to complete.Good luck 😊

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Thank you x

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I actually had to fill mine in twice because I was told I was being too stoic about how much I was suffering. So feeling weirdly British and not talking about it I had to go against my normal way of thinking and drone on about how shite I felt all the time. I also sent in letters from my family because they were really honest about how I was. I think that helped. Plus a sick note from your doctor of course. You have to lay it on thick I'm afraid even if it goes against our morals. Xx

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Thanks jules x should not be this way to get help hay !

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Edited the post also as was a bit rude

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