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Homeless man unable to work

Our agent made us aware of a man, homeless with only the clothes he was stood up in.  He suffers with PTSD, depression and anxiety.  Currently he is able to stay with a friend.  He failed an ESA work capability assessment and while requesting a mandatory reconsideration he attempted to apply for Job Seekers but he was unable to fulfill the job search obligations due to his mental health issues.  He has reapplied for ESA with a new diagnosed condition, but this is failing because he is unable to supply the DWP with a fit (sick) note as his doctor is too far away from where he is currently able to stay.  His anxiety won't allow him to travel via public transport and he does not have the money to be able to afford a taxi to get there.  He had with the help of our agent applied for financial assistance from his local welfare support, but with the Christmas closures it is unlikely it would happen in time and also might not happen anyhow, due to previously being supported this way.  We agreed to send across £100 to allow him to get to his doctors and get the fit note and to have some money to buy some food and clothing.

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