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TOPIC: ESA Renewal and regulation 29 and 35

ESA Renewal and regulation 29 and 35 7 months 1 week ago #157324

Janeroser wrote:
You could get in contact with your doctors secretary. When I needed copies of medical notes I contacted my doctors secretary explained the problem and she dealt with my request very promptly. Explain how stressed you have become trying to cope with all this I am sure she will help if she can. It's worth having a go.

Thank you Janeroser

I have put a letter in today to my doctors asking for my doctors notes and they said they would sort that out for me,They said there is a small charge but I don't mind that if it will help me.
I am having bloods done tomorrow so I will try again to see my doctor if she is there to see if I can get a letter from her.
I am so stressed with it all just like so many that are going through the same thing at the moment.
The whole process don't help any of us does it ,it just makes us feel like the lowest of the low and it shouldn't be like that we just need to be treated like a human being and a bit of understanding on how we are feeling when we try to make a claim with our conditions sorry I am ranting on again but it is just not fair.
Thank you again
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ESA Renewal and regulation 29 and 35 7 months 1 week ago #157334

I finally got to see my GP today and she said she would write me a letter and it was no problem :)
She asked me to write a few things down that I wanted her to mention in the letter.
What sort or things can I write regarding pain to give to the doctor ?
Last time she mentioned about how i had problems sleeping with the pain and how that affected me dally I just don't know what to say to her this time.
The pain dose get the better of me but like everyone that suffer with pain we try to carry on and do our best.
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ESA Renewal and regulation 29 and 35 7 months 1 week ago #157342

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Painblock68 wrote:
I finally got to see my GP today and she said she would write me a letter and it was no problem :)
She asked me to write a few things down that I wanted her to mention in the letter.
What sort or things can I write regarding pain to give to the doctor ?
Last time she mentioned about how i had problems sleeping with the pain and how that affected me dally I just don't know what to say to her this time.
The pain dose get the better of me but like everyone that suffer with pain we try to carry on and do our best.

You need your GP to talk about why you meet the ESA Descriptors that you expect to score points for and in particular why you would meet Regs. 29 or 35.

Have a look at the ESA Claim guides for the wording of those Descriptors.

Gordon
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ESA Renewal and regulation 29 and 35 7 months 1 week ago #157366

Gordon wrote:
Painblock68 wrote:
I finally got to see my GP today and she said she would write me a letter and it was no problem :)
She asked me to write a few things down that I wanted her to mention in the letter.
What sort or things can I write regarding pain to give to the doctor ?
Last time she mentioned about how i had problems sleeping with the pain and how that affected me dally I just don't know what to say to her this time.
The pain dose get the better of me but like everyone that suffer with pain we try to carry on and do our best.

You need your GP to talk about why you meet the ESA Descriptors that you expect to score points for and in particular why you would meet Regs. 29 or 35.

Have a look at the ESA Claim guides for the wording of those Descriptors.

Gordon
Thank you again
I have mentioned in the letter to my doctor how I have problems with reaching and gripping things with both my hands with the pain.
I have also mention the pain in my knees and how it affects me with walking and going up stairs and how my knees lock. Basically the pain I experience in my joints.I also mention how i have problems with sleeping because of the pain and how it has a knock on effect with the next day.

I am not very good at writing down things and explaining myself that's why my wife is helping me with the form.

I don't really know what to say as I don't want my doctor to feel like I am telling her what to put in the letter.

I will have a good look at the Descriptors now with my wife because my doctor wants me to hand the letter in tomorrow to her secretary with some pointers so that she can get the letter done for next week.

Thank you again I hope I can give some advice back on this site but at the moment I am a bit stressed and can't get it all in my head.
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ESA Renewal and regulation 29 and 35 7 months 1 hour ago #157853

Hi everyone
Started filling the form out today to send next week still not had my doctors letter so I will chase it up next week i think they may be behind with the bank holiday Monday.

I still don't know how to word it about the special circumstances.
When I won my tribunal in 2013 that is one of the reason how I won and they said to mention this if there was no change in my condition when filling in the form next time.

I have a copy of my ESA50 from last time and I can see how I let myself down on the form I filled it in more about my symptoms and not about how my condition affected me in day to day life.

Any idea anyone of how I can word it or start it off I don't know if i should mention it or not ?
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ESA Renewal and regulation 29 and 35 6 months 4 weeks ago #157877

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Painblock

Break the Regulation down into it's core parts and explain why and how you meet them.

- So you need to specifically identify the condition that would cause the risk of harm to you or another.

- The risk must be substantial so you need to explain how this is the case for you.

- you need to explain the risk and how it manifest itself

- for Reg 29. you need to explain how this risk is relevant to the your working, this would include our travelling to and from any work.

- Reg 35 you need to explain how the harm relates to Work Related Activity such as your attending Work Focussed Interview or your attending training, or writing a CV as examples.

For Reg 29 you also need to explain why the risk is mitigated by any prescribed medicine or reasonable adjustments that an employer might make.
Gordon
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