We were introduced by a new referral agency to young man (22) who has been living in mental health supported accommodation, who has severe anxiety and depression. He failed to attend a medical examination appointment due to his condition, as well as a couple of subsequent appointments for JSA. He afterwards admitted that he’d booked these JSA appointments before he really felt ready to be considered as fit to work.
He’s now applying again for ESA and has been told that he must attend the medical evaluation before the benefit can be awarded.
We sent him £100 to help keep him fed while the process goes through.