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Hello all.
I'm diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and Asperger's Syndrome, along with being treated for anxiety. I have recently left a job of almost four months after two sick notes for two weeks for depressive episodes.

I went to see my consultant psychiatrist at the CMHT and I spent half the appointment crying because of work and I am now suffering from a full-blown relapse into depression and am dealing with suicidal thoughts. This is the fourth time a job has ended up this way and because of that, I was advised by the CMHT that work is a major trigger of my bipolar disorder and can trigger both depressive AND manic episodes...and was told I should be eligible for ESA by them and my local GP.

So I printed off the ESA forms. I would like some advice for filling in the form and what medical documents to send off with it. Along with printing off the standard ESA form I also printed off the ESA50 form (Limited Capability for Work). I'm already receiving Disability Living Allowance but £70 a week isn't really covering the rent, medication, phone bill etc.

Any advice on filling in the form?
Michael
 
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hi Michael ,welcome to the forum
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medical documents-if you could get your gp and maybe psychiatrist to write a letter of support explaining you are too ill to work right now and send it off with the form
if you are struggling to fill the form in a member of the cmht should be able to help you
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I will post a link in a moment too you may find useful when filling in the form
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again ,a huge welcome to the forum
lots of love
lucretia
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