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TOPIC: DLA Doc Phoned tonight

DLA Doc Phoned tonight 6 years 11 months ago #14280

Hi All

Was having a nap at 7pm and the DLA Doc phoned to say he would be out to assess me on Thursday Morning.

Hubby said he thought we had someone coming (we have the OT coming Wednesday to assess for what help I need round the house) so he offered Friday between 2 and 3.

I feel sick already :unsure:
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Re:DLA Doc Phoned tonight 6 years 11 months ago #14282

  • Jim Allison
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  • retired Principal Welfare Rights Officer
Hi,

You are legally entitled to at least 7 days notice in writing that a doctor will visit you.

You can cancel the planned visit and insist on the 7 days notice, or let it go ahead. The choice is yours.

Good luck.

Jim
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Re:DLA Doc Phoned tonight 6 years 11 months ago #14283

Thanks Jim
I did get a letter before Christmas saying a Doctor would contact me so I assume that covers them. To be honest I have been stressing since the original phone call after I returned the new short form, so I will be happy to get it over and done with :0)
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Re:DLA Doc Phoned tonight 6 years 11 months ago #14286

  • Jim Allison
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  • retired Principal Welfare Rights Officer
Hi F,

The doctor should give you at least 7 days notice of their intention to visit, as you could have other commitments.

However, I can understand you want to get it out of the way.

If you go to the members only area HERE and download ' 70 Questions You’re Likely To Be Asked At Your DLA Medical' that should be of help to you.

Good luck.

Jim
PLEASE READ THE SPOTLIGHTS AREA OF THE FORUM REGULARLY, OTHERWISE YOU MAY MISS OUT ON IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
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Re:DLA Doc Phoned tonight 6 years 11 months ago #14307

I suppose they expect you to have nothing to do if you are ill!! To be honest apart from hospital appointments I never leave the house now so they are right.

Thank you for the help and I will report back after he has been :0)
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Re:DLA Doc Phoned tonight 6 years 11 months ago #14323

  • Penny
I have been sent aletter from my doctor to say I need to make adouble appointment as I have applied for DLA,does anyone know what he is likely to ask? I had thought my application to be quite detailed so I am not sure what he needs to fill in.

thx:huh:
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