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TOPIC: ESA medical query

Re:ESA medical query 6 years 4 months ago #63851

Derek4 wrote:

Hi Sheleo

You only really need to take the names of the prescriptions and dosages. You could write a list of them and take it with you to the face-to-face assessment.

Good luck

Derek

Crazydiamond wrote:

There was previously a requirement to take all the medication to the medical assessment, but I am unsure whether this stipulation still exists?

The purpose of taking the medication to the assessment was to allow the medical assessor to check to see if the claimant was in fact taking all the medication? This was done by recording the date the prescriptions were dispensed, and counting the tablets in the box/bottle to ascertain if the date on the label and the (remaining) tablets in the container actually married up?

It may be hard to believe, but this was just another surreptitious tactic to test the credibility of the claimant!

Perhaps I shouldn't be applying common sense to the interpretation of a DWP leaflet!

When there was a requirement to take medication to the assessment so that tablets can be counted, there would also have been a need to hire an accountant to draft the medical equivalent of a bank reconciliation statement; adding the tablets you forgot to take with the tablets you had left from your last prescription when you acquired the new prescription!

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Re:ESA medical query 6 years 4 months ago #63852

You should get points for forgetting your meds! Infact, you probably do.

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Re:ESA medical query 6 years 4 months ago #63853

They could argue that if you forget your meds you don't need them.

Especially if they are painkillers!

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Re:ESA medical query 6 years 4 months ago #63854

  • originaldave
Derek4 wrote:

Derek4 wrote:

Hi Sheleo

You only really need to take the names of the prescriptions and dosages. You could write a list of them and take it with you to the face-to-face assessment.

Good luck

Derek

Crazydiamond wrote:

There was previously a requirement to take all the medication to the medical assessment, but I am unsure whether this stipulation still exists?

The purpose of taking the medication to the assessment was to allow the medical assessor to check to see if the claimant was in fact taking all the medication? This was done by recording the date the prescriptions were dispensed, and counting the tablets in the box/bottle to ascertain if the date on the label and the (remaining) tablets in the container actually married up?

It may be hard to believe, but this was just another surreptitious tactic to test the credibility of the claimant!

Perhaps I shouldn't be applying common sense to the interpretation of a DWP leaflet!

When there was a requirement to take medication to the assessment so that tablets can be counted, there would also have been a need to hire an accountant to draft the medical equivalent of a bank reconciliation statement; adding the tablets you forgot to take with the tablets you had left from your last prescription when you acquired the new prescription!



Have a look at your prescription next time you sign for the drugs look for a red spot or blue spot on the front .... its put there

certain drugs have to have an agreement between pct and chemist that they will be fast tracked paid depending on agreement of how fast they need cash

if you go to a smaller chemist and they say they have problems getting them but boots can its due to pct

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Re:ESA medical query 6 years 4 months ago #63855

A prescription list is sufficient, however tipping a carrier bag of boxes on the table seems to have more impact.

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