Login FormClose

Free ESA, PIP and DLA Updates

With over 140,000 subscribers our fortnightly updates bulletin is the UK's leading source of benefits news. Get the facts about what's changing, how it affects you and how to prepare.   Get your free benefits updates now.

Professional Members

We support both claimants and professionals.  These are just some of the organisations who have subscribed to Benefits and Work:

  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Spinal Injuries Association
  • Chesterfield Law Centre
  • Coventry Mind
  • Birmingham Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Colchester Borough Council Welfare Rights

Read more

Welcome, Guest
Username: Password:

Remember me. Note: ticking this may affect members file download ability.
Members
  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2

TOPIC: Requesting an extension for ESA form submission

Requesting an extension for ESA form submission 1 week 4 days ago #189395

Thanks Gordon.

My address is the same (I was living away for University when I was last assessed for ESA but I had to withdraw because of my condition so my permanent address/home has always been my parent's home) so that's ok.

Re. the GP note- I actually just meant a letter of support from my GP, not a sick note. My Dad phoned the GP practice the day before I submitted my form and they said that they do not provide GP letters for benefits claims anyway (not sure why they said something different last week!). I'm now just really hoping that the letter from my Social Worker is enough.

My Social worker also advised that she felt that having to attend an assessment would be likely to worsen my condition- do you think that the assessor will take this into consideration when deciding whether or not I should attend an assessment?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Requesting an extension for ESA form submission 1 week 2 days ago #189438

Ellie wrote: My Social worker also advised that she felt that having to attend an assessment would be likely to worsen my condition- do you think that the assessor will take this into consideration when deciding whether or not I should attend an assessment?


They may do, but from what you have posted, the implication is that there is no actual restraint on you attending and the possibility of you being affected by doing so is not certain, so I think it likely that it will be insufficient.

Gordon

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2
Moderators: bro58GordonMrs Hurtyback
Time to create page: 1.743 seconds