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diagnosed with fnd and nead instead is this still recognised as a disability

PablohsgshshshPablohsgshshsh Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi just been given an assessment for esa having been on it for 2 years with Epilepsy I have recently been diagnosed with fnd and nead instead is this still recognised as a disability thanks

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 19,304 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi

    ESA isn’t about a diagnosis, it’s how those conditions affect your ability to do any type of work.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 9,414 Scope community team
    Hi @Pablohsgshshsh and welcome to the community! That must have been a shock to have a diagnosis for two years and then have it changed, how are you feeling about this? Like Poppy has said, ESA is not based on the diagnosis. FND and NEAD are both real conditions- hope you continue to get the correct support :)
    Community Partner
    Scope
  • PablohsgshshshPablohsgshshsh Member Posts: 2 Listener
    We recently rang dwp and addressed his tribunal dission not not to reassess for 12 months from date of the letter two days later received a letter stating they had cancelled my appointment and not to attend no other correspondence as of yet does this mean they are leaving the case till the 12 months has lapsed thanks

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 19,304 Disability Gamechanger
    Best thing to do is ring ESA and ask them and they will be able to tell you what's happening.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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