Jump to content


physicsgraduate

Moving from JSA to ESA

style="text-align:center;"> Please note that this topic has not had any new posts for the last 2526 days.

If you are trying to post a different story then you should start your own new thread. Posting on this thread is likely to mean that you won't get the help and advice that you need.

If you are trying to post information which is relevant to the story in this thread then please flag it up to the site team and they will allow you to post.

Thank you

Recommended Posts

Hi I've been considering claiming ESA for some time due to a possible as yet undiagnosed sleeping disorder. I think I may have chronic fatigue syndrome and have been back and forth from specialist to specialist without ever getting to the bottom of it. I just never seem to feel refreshed when i sleep, regularly have to take naps in the daytime, muscle twitches, depression, I have all the symptoms but as yet no doctor has diagnosed me with it. The problem is it's kind of up and down, I have good days and bad. Sometimes I feel alright and other times not.

 

It's pretty much a joke being on JSA at the moment when I am like this, so I was thinking about asking my GP again for a note to sign me off.

 

I am reading about a lot of folk on here having problems with ESA so I wanted to ask what the score was, it is difficult to move over to ESA? How do you go about it and is there any chance i will be knocked back and then lose both JSA and ESA?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You have to shut down your JSA claim and then phone up to claim ESA. There should be a form (JCP can close your claim if you don't have it) with your JSA which you fill in when you go to end your claim.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have you been checked for hypothyroidism and have you had a sleep study? Have a TSH test done for your thyroid and get a sleep study done as you may have sleep apnea. I've got both problems & I recognise the symptoms. I can't tell you zilch about moving from JSA to ESA though sorry :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been tested for just about everything under the sun.

 

I did wake up one time a few nights ago suddenly when I was falling asleep taking a deep breath, it was as though I'd been given an injection of adrenaline in my sleep. Also been getting blood blisters in my mouth for the past four years possibly related to a wheat/peanut intolerance.

 

I'm just worried that I might be better staying on JSA, sounds like a nightmare these days. I've worked hard all my life and then all of a sudden along comes George Osbourne.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ok thanks. Do they ever turn people down for it and how long does it take?

 

You won't get turned down if you have a valid fit note. It took about 2 weeks for me. JSA claim and owed money was paid as normal. (that is, my normal pay day)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 Caggers

    No registered users viewing this page.


  • Have we helped you ...?


×
×
  • Create New...