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Forum => Welfare Rights => Topic started by: bub1 on 28 Jun 2021 09:09PM

Title: ESA Exemption Illnesses
Post by: bub1 on 28 Jun 2021 09:09PM
Good Evening Everyone 
I hope you have all managed to stay safe?
I haven’t been on here forages due to health problems.
First one added to my COPD I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s then with AF(atrial fibrillation), but be a medication isn’t working properly I am waiting for an operation which there is at the moment a years waiting because of Covid.
I have also had fitted A recordable loop recorder which monitors my irregular heart beats.

If when my ESA reassessment is due I send all my hospital confirmation etc about theses, Will it exempt me from a medical.

I know there used to be on here a list of medical conditions and if they exemotedyou or not but can’t find it
Title: Re: ESA Exemption Illnesses
Post by: Sunny Clouds on 28 Jun 2021 10:15PM
I can't answer the exemption thing, but I can say this - if they think there's a risk of your causing problems in the building they may not wish you to attend for assessment, and if they think it's going to be a problem assessing you at home, it may put them off.

E.g. is there anything about your equipment that they might have cause to concern may malfunction or fail during an interview?
Title: Re: ESA Exemption Illnesses
Post by: ally on 28 Jun 2021 11:02PM
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/925097/wca-handbook.pdf


I’m no good at tiny URL.   Maybe someone else can do it? Look up page 42.  Sorry the booklet is quite long.
Title: Re: ESA Exemption Illnesses
Post by: Monic1511 on 05 Jul 2021 11:08PM
From memory- which can be poor - the exemption illnesses are cancer while getting chemo, dialysis or the doctor has to provide medical information saying you’d be at risk by attending 

So heart condition, Parkinson’s & COPD, at first glance no the diagnosis doesn’t get you an exemption, complete the form showing you meet the 15 points criteria several times over and yes they might award support group just on the form.

Anyway it’s not happening any time soon and if you’re already in support group then wait till they contact you  :f_peacedove: