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I was turned down for ESA after my initial assessment. They stated I was fit to work and should do a mandatory reconsideration over the telephone. I was still turned down afterwards eventhough I have two numb fingers on my left hand and constantly dropping things, trapped nerve in right buttock, two bad knees where I can't even climb my own stairs in a timely fashion to get into my own flat, slipped discs in my lower back where I can't bend over to even wipe myself properly. I also have sciatica all down my right leg into my knee. I have sleep deprivation and weakness in my muscles as well as a lump under my left foot that stops me even more from trying to walk. My right leg gives way on me to such an extent I can't stand. I was turned down for ESA and not awarded a single point eventhough I'm also on antidepressants and two forms of antibiotics and about 8 different types of tablets. I was told I'm fit to work full time. When my mandatory reconsideration was taken over the phone I received a letter saying my decision was only made on my sciatica when it was clearly stated about all my other conditions as stated above. Nothing was left out. They even overruled my doctor who stated very clearly I am not fit to undertake any form of manual work. I've now applied for pip and know I'll get a reply in a couple of weeks. God knows what that assessment will state. Has anyone else gone through this before and should I of got something from ESA as of my health and mobility. Seems to me people are getting turned down for no reason when they clearly do need the support.
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