Capability for Work Questionnaire (New-style ESA form, different to online benefits calculator)

Hi folks.
I have applied for New-style ESA online. Initially I used an online calculator (here on MSE) to see how much I would be entitled to.

However, I have now received my Capability for Work Questionnaire in the post, and I notice that the questions in the paper Questionnaire are slightly different to the online Calculator.

In the online calculator, some of the options within "Part 1: Physical disabilities" read as follows:

Activity 1: Mobilising unaided by another person with or without a walking stick, manual wheelchair or other aid if such aid can reasonably be used.


Cannot either:

i) mobilise more than 100 metres on level ground without stopping in order to avoid significant discomfort or exhaustion;


(ii) repeatedly mobilise 100 metres within a reasonable timescale because of significant discomfort or exhaustion.

9 Points

Activity 2: Standing and sitting


(b) Cannot, for the majority of the time, remain at a work station, either:
(i) standing unassisted by another person (even if free to move around);
(ii) sitting (even in an adjustable chair) for more than 30 minutes, before needing to move away in order to avoid significant discomfort or exhaustion.
9 Points

However, the paper Questionnaire words these questions differently:

1: Moving around and using steps

How far can you move safely and repeatedly on level ground without needing to stop?
[  ] 50 Metres
[  ] 100 metres
[  ] 200 metres or more
[  ] It varies

2: Standing and sitting

While you are standing or sitting (or a combination of the two) how long can you stay in one place and be pain free without the help of another person?
[  ] Less than 30 minutes
[  ] 30 minutes to one hour
[  ] More than one hour
[  ] It varies

I selected the two blue options when completing the online calculator, but due to the different wording, I don't know which of the red options to choose on the paper questionnaire, to ensure that the answers reflect what I entered in the calculator. For example, the online calc said "Cannot mobilise more than 100 metres", but to choose 100 metres on the paper form might suggest that I can mobilise 100 metres +.

Any guidance would be appreciated.


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