Hi, after reading different posts about ESA I am totally confused. I am currently claiming Contribution ESA (from Dec 2011) when I was medically retired from work. I rang the Jobcentre explained that I was not longer receiving wages and they told me I would get ESA if I provided medical certs. This I have been doing every 13 weeks, for as my doctor describes as Stress Related Symptoms. They have said that I have stress related IBS which means that I can be struck down with diarrhea anytime when I get panicked, stressed or upset, this will happen daily with no warning. I also suffer with depression and anxiety attacks. I have just read that this payment only last for 365 days. I have not been sent for a medical, asked to fill any assessments forms in, nothing apart from answering the initial questions over the phone when enquiring if I was entitled to anything. I am concerned also that my diagnosis has only been made from gp. I am waiting for an appointment with the mental health team so I really don't have any supporting evidence that I saw posted on another thread to start keeping. Does this seem right to you that I have been given this money for so long without any assessment and if not what should I do.