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TOPIC: 2nd part of ESA Medical

2nd part of ESA Medical 8 years 2 months ago #14279

  • Salocius
I went to have my 2nd part of the assesment done with Atos today. I saw a different person this time so had to explain what was wrong with me, answered all the questions she asked. At the end she said that she has put on the report that at the stage I am not well enough for work (which we knew anyway but I guess its nice coming from someone else who doesn't know me - i have some family members who think there is nothing wrong with me) She said that i will no longer need to attend these pathways sessions, I was surprised as i have one booked for next week she said to ring the ESA team up and explain that i've had my medical and for them to read the conclusion. Before xmas they out me in the work related group am i getting this wrong in thinking that perhaps i might be in the support group ????

I just thought that i'd share a postive experience

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Re:2nd part of ESA Medical 8 years 2 months ago #14292

Hi Salocious,

This all sounds very confusing. Your second medical is not actually to assess you for employment and support allowance at all, it is to produce a report for the personal adviser who will carry out your pathways interviews.

It is not possible under employment and support allowance to waive your pathways interviews, all that can happen is that they can be deferred. So this may mean that the Dr has recommended that your interviews be deferred for a fixed period, say three months or six months perhaps.

But I don't think there's any way that the Dr carrying out your work focused health-related assessment could have any effect upon which group you go into under ESA.

Do let us know if things become a little clearer.

Good luck,


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