Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Laura69Laura69 Member Posts: 3 Listener
Just after a bit of advice,  I applied for ESA and it took 2 years for them to send a f2f appointment,  I scored 0 points for everything and the notes were full of lies, I sent off a MR and still 0 points so sent off appeal, at the tribunal the judge awarded me 15 points for mobility alone and said he would have given me more had there been a need to, when my letter of confirmation came the next day it said the judge had awarded me ESA with 15 points with the care component,  the DWP were sent the exact same letter,  I rang the job centre to ask what 'with the care component ' meant and they said it meant that I was awarded the support group, the letter also said that the judge did not recommend a review time limit, after stopped payments and many phone calls I was put in the working group!  I would be a serious health hazard in any workplace and my doctor refused to write me a 'fit note' to say what I was able to do, I have written a detailed letter to the DWP about being put in the wrong group but have had no reply, sorry for such a long letter! 

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