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    Exclamation ESA descriptors changing, quietly.....

    Sorry to be the bearer of more bad news but these changes affect every single physically disabled, mentally/learning disabled and every other unwell/ill person.

    The DWP are making some "minor" changes to the criteria for the WCA. Apparently only physical or mental symptoms will be considered, not both. Also they are expanding the "imaginary wheelchair" (not a joke name) to include imaginary guide dogs, prosthesis and medication!

    http://www.mind.org.uk/blog/8189_esa...ges_to_the_esa

    The DWP though claim it's just to remove confusion??

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    Whoever put it together gives one the impression of being confused - little wonder we all are
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    More ridiculous changes to Disability Benefits. No wonder the government were trying to get this through quietly.

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    changes here for who wants to look

    http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/m-1-13.pdf

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    Sorry what do LCW and LCWRA mean ? Reading the changes at the bottom my daughter would get 30 points in total - is it 15 for ESA?
    Last edited by sea queen; 20-01-13 at 11:18.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sea queen View Post
    Sorry what do LCW and LCWRA mean ? Reading the changes at the bottom my daughter would get 30 points in total - is it 15 for ESA?
    If you are classed as having Limited Capability for Work, (LCW) after being assessed for ESA you are put in the WRAG. If you are classed as having Limited Capability for Work Related Activity, (LCWRA) after assessment, you are put in the Support Group.

    The 15 points that you mention are the minimum required to be put in the WRAG. To be put in the Support Group, you must qualify under the LCWRA descriptors rather than scoring points.

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    Thanks vikstar - did they say they were making it easier for disabeld people so much confusion
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    http://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/emp...nce/esa-claims

    I am not sure if this has been posted before but it is quite helpful in helping to answer ESA q's. To get the full monty you have to subscribe though
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    Quote Originally Posted by sea queen View Post
    http://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/emp...nce/esa-claims

    I am not sure if this has been posted before but it is quite helpful in helping to answer ESA q's. To get the full monty you have to subscribe though
    Yes, Benefits and Work is a well known reputable site, a lot of people on here are members. You can read the forum to get useful information, even if you don't wish to subscribe. If you opt in to receiving the free monthly newsletter they often have discount vouchers for membership, I've seen it for as little as £9 a year.
    Last edited by vikstar; 20-01-13 at 15:57.

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    This says it all:

    Brian suffers from rheumatoid arthritis in his hands and knees, and claims ESA. In the
    questionnaire Brian states that due to cognitive and mental impairment he has
    difficulty with learning tasks, awareness of hazards and completing personal actions.
    At the medical examination, Brian explains that the high level of painkillers he takes
    for his arthritis makes him too tired to concentrate. He does not suffer from mental
    illness or disablement. The DM determines that Brian does not satisfy any mental
    health descriptors.


    So basicly, side effects from medication dont count.... right....

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