Hi all, hope things are going as good as they can, I visited the GP a few months back and she surgested signing me off sick. I have no job, but not on any benefits, just cant get a job as not up to much. She said i was entitled to it. So ok it took a few months to agree with her and got a sick note a couple of days back, although felt physically sick when i made the apt to see her. So made the esa claim by phone. all paper work will be sent to my dads, (im of no fixed abode!) They said on the phone hat i needed to send something back and other bits in to them like the sick note. other than filling in the forms (which i think ive found copies of online, But there is no box or points for get so bloody exhausted need to sleep in the day, and goes to pieces over the super market shop or such things related to ms)) So i have read on here in the past that information needs to be collected, as much as possible, what sort of information? i mean do i get my last employer (was only a short term position to write a letter? I am good friends with her, but what would she say “id never employ this person again, needs to nap more than my toddler”
or the kindly vicars wife who took me to a friend of hers who was the district nurse (on a day off) because as always had not gone to see a gp but my hand was badly blistered as spilt boiling water on it and the pain reflex did not work and stood in kitchen looking at boiling water pouring on it until my partner hit my arm to make me drop the kettle.(Brain was trying to work out where to put it so as not to break anything instead of the immediate drop that should have happened)
I have many accidents like that, cutting my hands when numb and realising when the bood hits my forearm, or slicing fingers when chopping as do not feel the knife get close, but never bother with a gp or “on record” as steri strips or other over the counter stuff is just as good without wasting everyones time.
So how actually do i prove anything. on a good day im ok (ish) on a bad day ive no worries about the answers to the forms as i cant do half the stuff. Do i answer them as how i am on a bad day? what happens if i feel ok on my assesment day, they will think im a fraud and a lier. so what do you do when it changes daily. i cant work, if i do nothing i have some ok days, if i work every day is a bad day and i cant actually work. I need the money but worse for me was being looked at as a fraud (it took months of no income to decide to apply out of fear being declined-how stupid? i know!)
Any info, surgestions, input, ideas or comments all appriciated,
a rather confused me