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TOPIC: ESA / DWP NURSE IGNORING SPECIALIST CONSULTANT

ESA / DWP NURSE IGNORING SPECIALIST CONSULTANT 2 weeks 5 days ago #198129

My partner is being told to attend an ESA Health Assessment interview...despite her Specialist Diabetic Consultant sending in a letter to the ESA / DWP telling them in no uncertain terms that she could not work again. The Nurse at Wembley ESA/ DWP has made the decision to still bring in my partner...despite the Consultant letter and pages of additional medical information put together in the form to describe the day 2 day life of my partner. (my partner has been type 1 diabetic for 44 years has eye issues / Carpel Tunnel / Osteoarthritis in both feet etc ). Can a nurse ignore what a specialist consultant states to still get my partner to attend an interview. We will now begin a complaint process linked to the judgement call of the Nurse (we believe was the decision maker).

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ESA / DWP NURSE IGNORING SPECIALIST CONSULTANT 2 weeks 5 days ago #198137

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The assessor needs to believe they have enough information to make a recommendation to DWP. If they believe they do not have this then they will schedule a face2face assessment.

The problem with many medic's letters is that they do not directly address the criteria for ESA. Saying that someone is completely incapable of working is actually not helpful as none of the descriptors ask that question!

Have a look at the descriptors you think apply to your wife and think about there is any other information you can supply in support of this. You can also try contact the Assessment Provider to ask what else they need in order to carry out a Paper Based Review (although many members have found them less than helpful on this score :( )

May I suggest that you bookmark/favourite this on your web browser now so that you can find it easily in future? This will allow you to return with further questions or comments about your wife's ESA without having to start a new topic each time. We ask members to keep everything relating to the same claim in one topic as it helps us enormously - and I hope you will find it useful too

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