Back in Jan I left a work due to a disability and put in a claim for contributions/ NI based ESA.
After alot of frustration it appears my NI contributions were not sufficient for the claim.
At the time I had savings above the 6K limit so left the claim without making any amendment.
One of the issues I have is that I do not have much resilience in dealing with anything, this plus anxiety means I struggle to deal with anything.
About two weeks ago I decided to revisit ESA this time mean tested (very reluctantly) as my savings are now well below 6K. At the time I was told because I made a ESA claim back in Jan (the claim was still open) that DWP is likely to want to see my bank statements back to then if I make a new claim.
This causes me alot of anxiety because there seems to be no reason for the adviser to say this to me.
I haven't put a new ESA means tested claim in yet as this has been praying on my mind.
Is this a case of an over zealous adviser or should I be concerned about this if I put a new ESA mean tested claim in?
Should I just ask them to close the claim for Jan as I can't see why its still open and put a new claim in from now and hope for the best?
Thanks in advance.