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I haven't worked for a few years because of illness and depression, I had a stroke in November, and I have been on ESa for the last 3 years. I was very lucky to survive the stroke without too much harm to my body. I still have some weaknes and pain in my left shoulder, and Limp when I walk. I was thinking of tying to go back to work, when I received my employment and support allowance assesment form. And because I was so scared of loosing this benefit (as I had heard ao many stories about how many people have been cut off, I exagerated my condition a bit. The thing is, I would like to try to work part-time, and to gradually get off benefits, but I still do have some medical problem. I am only 48years old, and have children in their early 20s and an 18 year old, who is my only son. My 2 oldest daughters are university graduates, they live with me, and are constantly getting on my case about going back to work. what do I do? I am scared of being able to manage, and I still do have other medical problems, for which I often have doctor's appointments. I sent the ESA form back a week ago, but I haven't heard back from them yet. I am still receiving ESa Please help

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Hello and thank you for your question, which I will be happy to assist you with. Please let me know what is your question about this exactly? I'm just going offline but i can get to this first thing tomorrow if thats OK?

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I would just like to know what to do? How to deal with the situiation. I am having sleepless nights over this. I am not fully recovered, and still suffer from weakness in my leg and pain in the joint of my arm, as well as depression, but I would like to get back to work, and my condition is not very bad. I think i am more depresed than anything else.

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Fo.im at this timer Ben Jones only. I would just like some advice on how to dal with the situation. I am not 100per cent recovered, but I am not quite as bad, and still waiting to hear back from them. Ideally, I would like to try working, I'm not able to walk properly yet as I have a limp, and have aching limbs when I walk too fr, but I'm not quite sure how to deal with my ESA cla

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Solicitor: Ben Jones, UK Lawyer replied 6 years ago
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago

For \Michael Holly

Thanks for that. I actually have all my medical proof of my illness including MRIs showing that I had a right brain stem infarct injury. I still do have some weakness in my left side, and I, also have Chronic Kidney Disease, which is at stagw 4, and i hope illness get any worse. Including h blood pressure, including extremely high blood pressure, and diabetes. This is why the doctors think I had the stroke. My fear is because I have various medical problems, which led to my having the stroke, and because I still suffer from some symptoms, I want more than ever to be able to return to work, but what if I have another stroke? (God forbid)I take about 15 tablets a day. So I actually am not 100% recovered, but it is my desire to be able to work again. I worked in retail management for a few years, in the beauty industry, and I don't think I can stand on my feet for several hours like I used to, but I would like to get back to doing some kind of work.How should I handle this situation.
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Thanks for your effort. Michael Holly was able to help me. I thought I could accept anyone's answer, and they would get credit for it, but I didn't know I would have to pay each time. I do't have the money to pay Michael, because i already clicked when accept when I read your answer. I feel really bad that he won't get the credit, but if there's anything you can do, I would very much appreciate it.

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I just want to thank you for your response. I didn't know how this works, and thought I had unlimited answered for £28. I had clicked accept to another solicitor's answer, though he couldn't help me. I'm so sorry, I don't have £28 to pay again. But your answer really calmed me.
Once again, thanks for your understan
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