I have had my benefits stopped . Are NEAD's certified as a disability ?

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Hi everyone ,

​           I am still trying to appeal against the decision to stop my ESA benefit . Does anyone know if NEAD is a certified disability and given the same status as epileptic seizures .

                         I await your responses 

                                  many thanks from Janet

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    I think with any benefit, it’s how a condition affects you, and the impact on your life and safety.

    I am

    Very sorry that you are suffering these attacks, have you had help?

    Perhaps speak to citizens advise and ask someone to support you in your appeal.

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      Hi , thank you for the advice . I am trying to get my local hospital to refer me to the specialists , but to no avail .

      I will contact citizens advice for their support .

      ?    My stress levels at the moment are sky-high which in turn are causing me to have repeated seizures . I am taking Diazepam as prescribed by my GP , but nothing can help the stress of having no money , just because the medical assessor didn't acknowledge my condition .

             Thank you for your reply .

                        from Janet

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    Dear Janet,

           I live in Canada and was working for the city of Toronto. When I had three seizures during my night shift I was deem a "risk". I am on long term disability benefits. These seizures make it impossible to complete your job duties. A ambulance was a must to be called for me to go to the ER. They can happen anywhere, any place and any time. They are certified as a disability where I live.  The suffering is the same as epileptic seizures. I wear the t-shirt, read the book and saw the movie. Mary

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      Hi Mary , thank you for the reply .

      ?               Since the benefit system in the UK has not acknowledged my NEAD seizures I am having to appeal their decision which has caused me to have more seizures than usual . I am taking Diazepam as prescribed by my GP which isn't great , but better than having seizures when I'm alone .

                                 thank you from Janet

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    Hi there, I was refused disability benefit on the grounds of having epilepsy, however I looked up the long term affects of the drugs we have to take & I was awarded disability on that basis. 👍

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      Hi Brenda , thank you for the advice . You have made a good point , I will contact the appropriate benefits people and raise this valid point .

      I do take a lot of tablets daily for various conditions and most of them have nasty side effects .

      many thanks from Janet

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