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TOPIC: Can you include care plans

Can you include care plans 5 years 11 months ago #72259

  • paula
Can you include a care plan as part of your evidence in regards to receiving treatment? They ask for one in the dla questionnaire wondered if you could for esa. In regards to enduring health problems, can you submit evidence that goes back a little way as it is proof seen different doctors/hospitals including hospital admission ward statements to give a history of an illness? Confusing what you should submit and what you should not.

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Re:Can you include care plans 5 years 11 months ago #72267

I don't see why you should not submit a care plan, as long as it is linked to the ESA descriptors.

As to older hospital letters etc, sometimes this is all people have, but I think they carry more weight if you also have something more recent to state that your condition is unchanged (or worse, if that is the case) since that time.

Good luck!

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Re:Can you include care plans 5 years 11 months ago #72406

  • paula
well, my friend has a care plan for when she was in hospital for 4 months this year due to mental health problems, just thinking that previous lettes show how long you have had problems and gives the dwp a picture of the illness and how long you have had it and what king of treament you have already had. Just a thought. Care plans for mental health do not really go into discriptors that esa describe, but dla do actually ask for a care plan to be included.

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