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TOPIC: ESA Medical Assessment

ESA Medical Assessment 6 years 11 months ago #13627

I had my medical assessment yesterday and to say I was shocked by the process is an understatement. I now understand how so many people are being deemed fit for work, when clearly, they are not. The whole process is geared towards one outcome which is that the decision maker will find the individual fit for work. If I didn't provide the answers the health professional wanted to hear, this was reapproached many times from a different angle. I also felt that the person involved had little, If any knowledge of my illness and that the questions asked 'steered' me into giving the answer they wanted to hear.
To all of you yet to go through this 'awful' process, I wish you the very best.
Although i can do little for myself, I am now expecting a letter stating that I am fit for work!!!!
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Re:ESA Medical Assessment 6 years 11 months ago #13630

Hi Nikki

I hope that it works out for you. If they do find you fit to work and you want to appeal then make sure you let them know within the timescales. This information should all be provided by them. Also if you have supplementary evidence that wasn't provided at the time of your assessment or wasn't used in the medical then let them know when you put together your appeal. This is so the Decision Maker 'should' review your case again and decide whether he/she thinks that a mistake could have been made. This could save it going to appeal.
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