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    Electric wheelchairs and ESA

    Electric wheelchairs, just wondering what is the position when it comes to ESA50, ESA and ATOS Assessments as an electric wheelchair is not mentioned but does mean one has mobility?

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    davewhit
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyhag View Post
    Electric wheelchairs, just wondering what is the position when it comes to ESA50, ESA and ATOS Assessments as an electric wheelchair is not mentioned but does mean one has mobility?
    IMO anyone in any wheel chair does not have mobility, but the DM using ESA regulations and medical evidance in front of them make the decsion. Having read a couple of cases in the last 12 months on here and B&W where even being in a wheelchair was not good enough to get DLA Mobility awarded and one case in the papers too, means you have to fill in your forms send off with evidance and await the brown envelope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyhag View Post
    Electric wheelchairs, just wondering what is the position when it comes to ESA50, ESA and ATOS Assessments as an electric wheelchair is not mentioned but does mean one has mobility?
    The ESA50 form asks about your ability to use a manual wheelchair. So I guess you should get 15 points if you are unable to use a manual wheelchair to move about.

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