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TOPIC: 0 points agoraphobia, anxiety, depression

0 points agoraphobia, anxiety, depression 3 weeks 2 days ago #173904

hi rachel,.
mrs h is right hun , all surgeries are different , think it took about 5 days from my son taking the leter in to reception and then they rang me to say they were ready and the amount i had to pay,,. if you havnt heard anything it wouldnt hurt to ring them and ask if your request has been looked at yet , make sure to tell them you have a linited time in order to send them off ,maybe that will speed things up for you ,.,
best wishes
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0 points agoraphobia, anxiety, depression 2 weeks 3 days ago #174501

Thank you for the advice, my parents chased it up for me and I got some print outs 10 days later and there was no charge (maybe because there is not much).

Would the DWP be accepting of anything that is 4 years old? because I pretty much haven't been receiving any treatment as I gave up feeling I could be cured these past 4 years :(

Also does anyone know if other treatments I had would look bad for me?

eg. Having anxiety and being unable to leave the house alone but I got a contraceptive implant in my arm because I do have a boyfriend (I went with my mum to get it). Would they look at that and say, well she has a boyfriend she must be lying and things can't be that bad if she's having a sex life...(I overthink things or I know these people will always think the worst of me).

(( I just need to decide to what to photocopy and print out ESA50 and letter then send it off and wait in suspense :( ))
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0 points agoraphobia, anxiety, depression 2 weeks 2 days ago #174530

  • Gordon
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Ultimately it is up to you to decide what evidence to include, the DWP will either pay attention to it or they won't, all you can do is try an relate it to how you are now and the limitations that prevent you performing the activities.

I don't see why the other things in you life would have an impact on your claim, as long as you can explain how you manage them if they are contradictory to your stated limitations, in all likelihood the issues won't even be raised.

Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
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0 points agoraphobia, anxiety, depression 1 week 6 days ago #174917

Just wanted to say I've sent everything off 2 days ago signed/recorded. So that when I get a letter I can see how many days/weeks had passed. I'm relieved I don't have to do anything for the time being.
Inside is a LOT of evidence and letters to read that they didn't have before. If they do just rubber stamp the original decision it is proof they didn't read anything and aren't doing their jobs properly/legally because they are rushing through.
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