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ESA - Tribunal Appeal Help

peisuenpeisuen Posts: 9Member

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  • Chris_ScopeChris_Scope Posts: 695Member Pioneering
    Hi @peisuen welcome to the community. I'm sure people will be happy to help you, but they may need a little information to do so. You may also wish to call our free helpline on 0808 800 3333
  • Debbie_ScopeDebbie_Scope Posts: 947Member Pioneering
    Hi Peisuen,

    Can I help you with this query?

  • peisuenpeisuen Posts: 9Member
    Thank you everyone.  I have just medical retired from my previous job but my local CAB is helping me at the moment.
  • Debbie_ScopeDebbie_Scope Posts: 947Member Pioneering
    I'm glad to hear that you're getting some help from your local CAB.
    Be sure to get in touch if there's anything we can do to help too.

    Best wishes
    Debbie
  • peisuenpeisuen Posts: 9Member

    You are very kind Debbie.

    Peisuen

  • DenuseSaxDenuseSax Posts: 1Member
    I have just been told I'm not entitled to ESA so I have appealed I have no money ,but I do have a partner ,but if I lived alone were would I be 
  • Debbie_ScopeDebbie_Scope Posts: 947Member Pioneering
    Hi @DenuseSax

    On what basis have you not qualified for ESA? If I can establish this with you I might be able to find out where you stand.

    Many thanks
  • peisuenpeisuen Posts: 9Member
    edited September 2016

    DWP will not pay me anything because I have the savings but I am appealing re. they score me 0 points and have to look for a job.

    PeiSuen

  • Debbie_ScopeDebbie_Scope Posts: 947Member Pioneering
    @peisuen,

    Let us know if you need any information to support your appeal. If you've been refused the benefit on the basis that your savings take you above the capital limit, you won't be able to appeal this decision but you can make another claim if and when your savings come under the capital limits. Let me know if you need some more guidance on this.

    Best wishes
    Debbie
  • peisuenpeisuen Posts: 9Member
    edited September 2016

    Thanks Debbie.

    DWP are not giving me ESA because I have savings but DfE has medically retired me for my health issues but they scored me 0 points and wants me to get a job so I am fighting them because of my health and my consultant at St Mary's has backed me.

    I have appealed t the tribunals and waiting for my hearing date. 

    I don't want to pay for my medicines on top of my dental treatments.  My pensions will pay for my rent and some bills already.  I need my taxi card when it expired in 9 years time because it takes me to places - I no longer can walk short distance and I don't want to keep asking my auntie to take me to the dentist.

    Hope I haven't bored you.

    PeiSuen

  • Debbie_ScopeDebbie_Scope Posts: 947Member Pioneering
    Hi @peisuen,

    If you've been working then would you not qualify for contributions based ESA which doesn't take into account savings? This looks a little bit complicated, could you send me an email so I can go through this with you in a bit more detail. Is anyone helping you with your appeal? [email protected] (mark it for me and include your username so I know it's you)

    And no, you haven't bored me :)
    Hope to speak with you soon.
  • peisuenpeisuen Posts: 9Member

    Thanks Debbie.

    I am waiting for the hearing date of the appeal and then CAB will ask FRU to help me with the appeal. Once I have scanned everything on my phone/my new scanner delivered today, I will try and send it to you.  Thanks Debbie.

  • Debbie_ScopeDebbie_Scope Posts: 947Member Pioneering
    I'm really pleased to hear that CAB are referring you to the FRU. For anyone who doesn't know who the FRU are, they are the Free Representation Unit and they provide free representation to the public in employment and social security hearings. You can only be referred by a referral agency such as the CAB and more information can be found in the following link http://www.thefru.org.uk/.

    I look forward to hearing from you again soon @peisuen

  • Mark13Mark13 Posts: 4Member
    Hi all
    I have had my ESA stopped because I can walk or wheelchair 200 metres !! Who couldn't in a wheelchair or crutches that I am permanently,plus I can lift one arm above my head for 30 seconds and move a small empty box about 2 feet !!but don't say how much pain I was in nor how many pain killers I am on !! So am taking it to court,hsve turned the other appeals down. PIP give me 12 points the council class me disabled but ESA don't !! Can anyone advise me what happens when I get to court please??

    Thanks mark
  • peisuenpeisuen Posts: 9Member

    You can ask your local CAB to refer you to a lawyer to help you in court Mark.

    Pei Suen

  • Mark13Mark13 Posts: 4Member
    Thank you Pro Suen

    Mark
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