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TOPIC: missed esa medical

missed esa medical 2 weeks 3 hours ago #174746

Hi
I have just realised that I have missed attending my esa medical!! It was YESTERDAY!!
It was for a reassessment. I had already got a family member to ring and change the first appointment so this was the rearranged medical.
What will happen now?
I will get my sister to ring Maximus tomorrow and explain that we forgot but is this likely to be acceptable?
Im so worried!
Many thanks
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missed esa medical 2 weeks 1 hour ago #174763

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Ruby

I'm afraid it is unlikely to be good news, standard procedure in this situation is for Maximus to return your file for failing to attend, you should be contacted by the DWP as to why you failed to attend, but I think it unlikely that your forgetting about the assessment, unless you have shown that memory problems are one of your conditions, will be accepted as Good Cause.

Any Decision that is made will be appealable.

Gordon
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missed esa medical 2 weeks 1 hour ago #174772

Oh dear! Thank you for your prompt reply Gordon.

I was so scared to attend that I tried to put it out of my mind and only checked the letter when making arrangements for my sister to attend with me. At that point realised it wasnt NEXT Wednesday!!

Can I clarify that you say I could appeal the DWP decision?
Also is that decision usualy fit for work following non attendance of amedical?
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missed esa medical 2 weeks 54 minutes ago #174774

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Ruby wrote:
Oh dear! Thank you for your prompt reply Gordon.

I was so scared to attend that I tried to put it out of my mind and only checked the letter when making arrangements for my sister to attend with me. At that point realised it wasnt NEXT Wednesday!!

Can I clarify that you say I could appeal the DWP decision?
Also is that decision usualy fit for work following non attendance of amedical?

Yes you can appeal the Decision (MR followed by appeal).

Yes it would be Fit for Work but this is a technical Decision not one that you do not have Limited Capability for Work.

Gordon
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