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    • fluke13
    • By fluke13 10th Jul 17, 9:57 AM
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    consultant support letter for PIP/ESA
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    • 10th Jul 17, 9:57 AM
    consultant support letter for PIP/ESA 10th Jul 17 at 9:57 AM
    My consultant has said he would write a letter of support for me, any ideas of how this should be worded or what to include?
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    • antrobus
    • By antrobus 10th Jul 17, 10:12 AM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 10:12 AM
    My consultant has said he would write a letter of support for me, any ideas of how this should be worded or what to include?
    Originally posted by fluke13
    Isn't that down to your consultant?

    They know your medical history, no one here in MSE cyberspace will have a clue.
    • fluke13
    • By fluke13 10th Jul 17, 10:16 AM
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    Thanks for the help
    • pmlindyloo
    • By pmlindyloo 10th Jul 17, 10:32 AM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 10:32 AM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 10:32 AM
    Which one is it for - ESA or PIP? Different criteria for each!

    It may be worth looking at the descriptors for each and seeing which ones you fit.

    Depending on your condition the consultant may be able to specify what you can or cannot do because of ******.

    As said previously, difficult to comment further without knowing your disability - sorry.
    • fluke13
    • By fluke13 10th Jul 17, 11:35 AM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 11:35 AM
    i'm due for reassessment on both. I have COPD/Emphysema.
    • Penitent
    • By Penitent 10th Jul 17, 12:07 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 12:07 PM
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    I sent my consultant a list of the relevant criteria so they could write about how my health problems affect me in those specific areas.
    • Alice Holt
    • By Alice Holt 10th Jul 17, 6:10 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 6:10 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 6:10 PM
    As Penitent says if your consultant can relate your conditions to the benefit criteria this is very helpful.

    This guide has info on getting medical evidence:
    http://www.advicenow.org.uk/guides/how-win-pip-appeal (Section 14).
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