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    Capability for work questionnaire more stress upon stress

    Just received this cheerful document on returning from a lovely restful break. Not nice to be greeted by NHS letters and DWP letters on my doorstep, escaped for a while and now back to reality. Was granted PIPS on 12 points for mobility and ESA in September and thought, nievely?, that was it. Now find I am being asked for information on my Capability for Work?!? I can hardly speak, pretty tired most of the time and totally fed up. Also waiting for a feeding tube operation (PEG).

    Is it standard procedure for the DWP to pursue claimants with a terminal health condition asking them to form fill and attend a Health Assessment?
    If Im found to be capable of work (common sense goes out of the window Im sure at the DWP, would I lose my PIPS and ESA and have to claim unemployment benefit? I'm still employed at the moment but waiting for my ''lovely, caring'' employer to sack me on capability at the moment as on long term sick.

    Help ???

    #2
    Hi
    Pip has nothing to do with employment
    ESA is work related and is there to supplement your income if you cannot work

    ESA is awarded initially at an assessment rate , after 13 weeks you will be placed in either a supporting group or activity group
    I donโ€™t know what status you are but could you still be in the assessment stage, you mentioned September
    Or have been put into one of the groups
    ( if you are getting ยฃ114/week you are in the support group)

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    As long as thereโ€™s golf and beer Iโ€™m happy

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      #3
      Get a DS1500 and a DNR. No one argues then. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ‘xx
      Bulbar started Jan 2020. Mute and 100% tube fed but mobile and undefeated. Stay Strong ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜xx

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        #4
        As Matthew said get a ds1500 form it would speed everything up , Iโ€™ve had to go to my mp to fight for it so hopefully your gp or neurologist are better than mine ๐Ÿ‘

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          #5
          Yes get someone a doctor/consultant, our MND nurse filled it in. You get fast tracked.

          Some areas are picky ie ternimal is 6 to 12 months expected to die, if they ask that question when they phone you just agree
          or with permission a carer can answer the questions.

          DS1500 is reviewed 3 years and you don't get hassle for still being alive. Also no pressure regarding capacity to work etc

          MND is so variable and is incurable get your MND nurse on it.

          MND is a bad enough situation, Thomas is still in the work supported section but given no hassle due to DS15000.

          Good luck and if your area is crap about it get on to the MND Association.

          Went through this with parents diagnosis with dementia under 60, If it is incurable, I think there should be waiivers etc

          Good luck

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