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TOPIC: Esa evidence to include ?

Esa evidence to include ? 5 years 11 months ago #72086

I have ESA form to fill in, I did an incapacity form last yr and would be up for review next yr 2012. This is now brought forward because of gov changes to ESA.

Can you advise please what type of evidence to include, such as consultant letters etc, as my GP said they will fill in forms if the DWP request them, otherwise to that they dont get involved, but everything is all in my notes.

I am concerned that the DWP will not write to my GP, and just try and send me for an assessment. Can I request that they DO write to my GP. I have been so messed about by the DWP before, they dont follow their own policies, and we,re left to pick up the pieces.

I was going to request to look at my notes myself and see if I can include anything relevant but unsure what to send, as a lot of my problems I have had for yrs and only now see the GP.

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Re:Esa evidence to include ? 5 years 11 months ago #72091

Hi lild, I had no help from my surgery whatsoever.

I requested a copy of all my notes and correspondence to and from any other professionals.

I then picked out the best, ie the ones that helped my claim the most.

They included out of date letters, this is because, like many people on this website, there is nothing more that can be done.

Good luck and best wishes,
Rachel

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Re:Esa evidence to include ? 5 years 11 months ago #72093

Just to let you know that i was told by DM Dept that it is rescent information that they need as this is what they will use in their assessment. Not sure how accurate this is but i was told that reports more than 12 months old do not carry any weight as your condition could have improved by then!!!!

radhika.

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Re:Esa evidence to include ? 5 years 11 months ago #72105

I did the same for my husbands claim only to find that no one had taken any notice of them.
Like you i pointed out that these were all i could send as there was nothing more anyone can do.
Can a moderator help on this one as my husband has a multiple of problems physically and mentally and has recieved intensive treatments but without improvement so was discharged 3 years ago from all professionals.
This is obviously going against him as the indepth GPs report has been totally ignored.
Radhika.

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Re:Esa evidence to include ? 5 years 11 months ago #72106

Hi lild, I have slightly misinformed you.

I did not include my notes in my ESA50, but I would have done had I discovered this site earlier!

I used them for my appeal.

The Tribunal definately used them to my advantage.

Sorry for the confusion caused,
Rachel

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Re:Esa evidence to include ? 5 years 11 months ago #72109

Whilst a DM may not give much, if any, weight to older evidence, it may help if it relates to something irreversible such as the removal or destruction of part of the body/brain. However, in relation to any condition where there may be an improvement, the DM will be looking for up-to-date evidence.

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