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Been refused by an appeal

Last year in June I had an assessment for EESA,even though I had been on it since Jan 2015.Out of the points I got Zero.Even though I have Arthritis in my right ankle,knee,shoulder and my spine.I also suffer from mental health issues.I have appealed and even though I gave them 400 pages of medical records I got refused.I have been told I can’t put in sick notes when I sign on.My symptoms have got worse,I now have Arthritis in my left knee,ankle and my fingers on both hands.I am stuck on what to do next.Any advice would be more than helpful.Oh yes I forgot I am on PiP

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 19,443 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Are you saying you took it to Tribunal and you lost the appeal?

    Are you now claiming Universal credit? or JSA?
    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.
  • northan65northan65 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    edited November 2019
    i am claiming JSA since May last year and i am also on PiP since 2005.Yes i went to appeal and i had waited a year to hear it.That was in July.When they asked me to get doctors info from 1/1/17 up to july 19.In the appeal all they were bothered about was the day i went for assement in May last year
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 19,443 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry but i'm a little confused, you say you had a work capability assessment for ESA in June last year but then say you've been claiming JSA since May last year.

    Please answer this question, when you had the work capability assessment and you were found fit for work, did you take that decision to Tribunal and did you lose?

    As you're claiming JSA then you can only send in fit/sick notes for 13 weeks in any 12 month period. Once you have reached those 13 weeks then you won't be able to send in anymore fit notes.

    You say you've been claiming PIP since 2005 but PIP was only introduced in April 2013, do you mean you're claiming DLA? Either way, do you claim a severe disability premium in with your JSA? To claim this you must live alone and no one must be claiming carers allowance for looking after you.

    If you can answer my questions (highlighted in bold)  i'll help you further but i can't help without those being answered.
    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: 9,568 Scope community team
    Welcome to the community @northan65, I hope @poppy123456 has been able to help you here. Please do let us know if there's anything else we can do! :)
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