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TOPIC: Medical Assessment

Medical Assessment 5 years 11 months ago #74310

We have a medical on Thursday - should I hand them a letter asking for a copy of the results - can't find anything on the site?

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Re:Medical Assessment 5 years 11 months ago #74311

Issie wrote:

We have a medical on Thursday - should I hand them a letter asking for a copy of the results - can't find anything on the site?


Hi Issie,

It is unlikely that they will provide you with a copy of your medical report. (ESA85) at the time of your face to face.

There will not be a result then anyway, as the ATOS HCP only makes recommendations, it is the DWP Decision Maker who will make the decision on your award of ESA or not.

You may request your ESA85, when you have received written confirmation of your award of ESA.

You should then request your ESA85 from the Decision Maker, at the address on the top of your ESA award letter, when you receive it.

cheers

bro58

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Re:Medical Assessment 5 years 11 months ago #74312

Hi I,

You may also like to read page 37, 3. onwards of the WCA Handbook, accessible from this link :

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/help-for-claimants/esa

It will give you some insight as to the guidance given to ATOS HCP's.

And the information from the link on this post :

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/forum?func=vie...id=10&id=74288#74295

With regards to preparing for your medical.

cheers

bro58

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