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This is a bit complicated so bear with me.

 

I have been getting ESA Contribution based Support Group since 2012. I suffer with autoimmune thyroid issues one of which is I am seriously obese, another is I have tendon and muscle issues making my mobility very painful - I can't weight bear on my left foot a great deal of the time. The pain makes me feel sick and faint it is that bad. However, sometimes it is easier making moving around over short distances possible. The nature of it is, though, that I have no idea if I can weight bear from one day to the next thus making appointments difficult to keep.

 

With regards the WCA, I have been to one in 2012 but it was a terrible struggle. The assessment centre is miles away, on a first floor, no close parking without a 10-15 minute walk which is too much for me and the first floor assessment is accessed by a lift and you have to confirm you can come down 49 stairs if there was a fire.

 

In 2014, with a letter from my Dr, they did a paper reassessment of my claim. In May this year they sent me the claim for which I filled out comprehensively and heard nothing til they asked me for an assessment.

 

My doctor had left the surgery and a doctor who doesn't know me filled out the initial reply to Maximus to say I could attend an assessment. I had to get a letter from a Dr who I saw once, about my inability to get to an assessment.

 

She made a right cock up of the letter asking if I could have a home assessment because of my mobility, (which is ok), but then proceeded to ask ifor they could take my mobility into account when they book an assessment and maybe find an assessment centre closer and more suitable.

 

Several assessment appointments were cancelled and some weeks later I got a letter turning me down for a home assessment, and suggesting they sent me a taxi. I phoned up and explained they could send as many taxis as they like but if I can't weight bear I can't go anywhere.

 

So they suggested more evidence from the Dr. After a huge kerfuffle with the Dr surgery - weeks of asking, I finally got a letter sent over saying I can't attend a medical and a referral letter for physio on my foot and on my back because I have sciatica.

 

I speak to a lady in the "back office" about all this at the assessment centre who tells me this will be reassessed and I should hear an outcome in 3-4 weeks. She was cancelling my appointment and I just needed to wait for the outcome.

 

2 days layer a new appointment was sent through and I genuinely thought this was an error as the lady never mentioned any further appointments being sent, so I ignored it and waited for the decision letter she mentioned.

 

Yesterday, I get a letter saying I missed an appointment and if I don't give a valid reason for not attending, I may lose my benefit.

 

I am so fed up with this. It seems crazy I am sending in supporting evidence as to why I can't attend a medical and they are threatening removal of benefit because I didn't attend.

 

I got through to the benefit office dealing with my claim who said the claim is still live. Was advised to phone the assessment centre who tell me my case is closed and I risk losing benefit. Also from what I have been told the last lost of supporting Dr evidence was not noted on my claim. They could not tell me why other than I can't of sent it.

 

I am at my wits end.

 

Can anyone with some understanding of all this please explain how I stop losing my benefit please? This has been a stressful mess since May. Thank you.


Egg/CapQuest 2 - CCA sent 12/04/07 ****RESULT****

Barclays Bank/Lowell 1 - CCA sent 12/04/07 ****RESULT****

 

Halifax/CapQuest 1 - CCA sent 12/04/07 SD issued ****WON with COSTS****

 

Barclaycard/Cabot - CCA Sent 12/04/07 Unenforcable Application Form

Smile/Lowell 2 - CCA sent 12/04/07 Unenforcable Application Form

NatWest/Fredrickson International - CCA sent 12/04/07 No Reply

 

Halifax/1st Credit - CCA sent 17/04/07 No CA but Threats from 1st Credit & Connaught! - Still Nothing but still chasing!

 

Student Loans Company/CapQuest 3 - CCA sent 11/06/08 - No Reply.

Lowell 3 - Ignored them went over their heads to Capital One

 

Halifax - S.A.R - sent 17/04/07 Completely incomplete!

Halifax 2 - S.A.R - sent 11/06/08 - Scant Info

Capital One - S.A.R - sent 11/06/08 - Scant Info

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