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TOPIC: esa reconsideration appeal

esa reconsideration appeal 4 weeks 1 day ago #173382

gordon i see here regularly that you say to people that the hp`s dont look at previous medical reports done by their predecessors, well i can tell you now that they do ,my bundle of papers have come from TAS and included was last years HP`s report ,which it states was used as evidence to come to this years decision ????
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esa reconsideration appeal 4 weeks 1 day ago #173383

also forgot to mention they also used a medical report from my doctor dated 2014 that had to do with dla ,and also used that as legitamate evidence in my medical for the decision maker
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esa reconsideration appeal 4 weeks 1 day ago #173388

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Helen

I'm glad to hear that those assessing you used documentation from your previous claims, if this is a change in process from the DWP then it is a welcome one, however, I see no indication of this from the forum, if indeed assessor have access to previous records then in the vast majority of claims they are not accessing them!

So our advice remains the same, if members want the DWP and assessors to make used of information from a previous claim then they need to include it with their claim forms, at least that way it will be seen and they also have a chance to integrate it into their responses on that claim form as well.

Gordon
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esa reconsideration appeal 2 weeks 2 days ago #174608

dont really know how this is useful when last years medical did not have all the new up to date info,however i am still waiting on a reply from atos customer services on a complaint that esa forwarded to them ,however i did receive a invite to attend my local security office for a work related activity interview ,might i say now the last one i was called to was 3 years ago when the lady in question could not understand why i was even there because of how ill i was ,this time again another lady just wrote down my illnesses and wrote i was to unwell to consider work and dosent want to see me until 6 months ,can i use this in my appeal as they keep stating that i am well enough to be in the wrag group,yet the people who are supposed to help people in the wrag group say there is nothing they can do because i am to unwell to be considered for work related activity
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esa reconsideration appeal 2 weeks 2 days ago #174624

Hi Helen,

Qualifying for the Support Group has little directly to do with being unwell and everything to do with meeting the specific criteria. It is perfectly possible to be considered too unwell to participate in WRA but still not meet the criteria for the SG :(

I suggest that you remind yourself of those criteria so that you have it clear in your mind how and why you qualify

Qualifying for the Support Group
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esa reconsideration appeal 2 weeks 2 days ago #174644

i believe i met the criteria because i can not mobilise 20 meters or more without suffering chronic discomfort and chronic pain due to prolasped disc in lower back and sciatica down leg and also Arthritis in knee,there are also other disabling illnesses but these are the ones i am concentrating on ,also because of other ailments to propel a wheelchair would not be possible
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