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TOPIC: Doctor's Letter For ESA Capability For Work Assess

Doctor's Letter For ESA Capability For Work Assess 8 months 3 days ago #199589

Just received the form for the ESA capability for work assessment.

The last time I completed the form I included a letter from my doctor. When the decision was made I was informed that I would be remaining in the support group and would not have to attend a medical. I believe the doctor's letter helped me to receive that favourable decision.

I have tried to obtain an appointment with my doctor today to discuss him writing a letter for me to include with the returned form. I was told he was on paternity leave. The receptionist asked what the appointment was for and seemed reluctant to give me an appointment with another doctor. I told her there was a deadline date for the return of the form - 4 weeks from today. Every appointment she gave me was weeks ahead - just days before the deadline date. I persevered and was told that a doctor would telephone me sometime today - and if he/she thought it important enough - would arrange an appointment to see me.

As a patient, surely I am in my rights to request a letter to support my assessment?
Can I request an extension of the date for the return of the form - if I have more trouble obtaining an appointment?

Doctor's Letter For ESA Capability For Work Assess 8 months 3 days ago #199607


Whilst you most certainly can ask for a letter of support from your GP, they are under no obligation to provide you with one.

You will have to wait and see what the replacement GP says to you on the phone.

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