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    • tazwhoever
    • By tazwhoever 25th Apr 18, 4:32 PM
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    ESA - Medical evidence
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    • 25th Apr 18, 4:32 PM
    ESA - Medical evidence 25th Apr 18 at 4:32 PM
    When reassessment for ESA is due, do I just send clinical letters from hospitals or can I include letters for MRI, blood tests, outpatients appointments too?

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    • tazwhoever
    • By tazwhoever 14th May 18, 5:06 PM
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    It means what it says, have you been in hospital for longer than 28 days. It doesn't mean hospital appointments.

    You can't tick yes, if it doesn't apply to you.
    Originally posted by poppy12345
    Due to neurosurgery, language is weak.
    • tazwhoever
    • By tazwhoever 16th May 18, 12:07 PM
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    Quick question again -

    On page 19 of ESA50 is it advisable to put I want face to face recording, if asked to attend the assessment? or leave blank?

    I might be wrong, but do assessment people send recording to ESA people.

    I fear assessment people might not write everything I say or tell lies, etc.

    What are views of those who have attended assessments.

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    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 16th May 18, 12:21 PM
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    Quick question again -

    On page 19 of ESA50 is it advisable to put I want face to face recording, if asked to attend the assessment? or leave blank?

    I might be wrong, but do assessment people send recording to ESA people.

    I fear assessment people might not write everything I say or tell lies, etc.

    What are views of those who have attended assessments.

    Thanks
    Originally posted by tazwhoever
    You can ask for it to be recorded yes, but there maybe a longer wait for the assessment, if one is needed. I would also follow the request up by ringing the assessment providers a few weeks after the form is sent.
    • Danday
    • By Danday 16th May 18, 1:21 PM
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    No assessment is easy. If you do have to attend one just give as much info as possible and avoid answering just a yes or no.
    Originally posted by poppy12345
    It is not always possible to get the assessor to listen to extended answers/comments. Some will only want a yes/no answer to a statement that they ask especially if they have a full work load for that day.
    If that happens you have to insist telling them that it is your assessment, not their's and that they listen to your reply in full before moving on to the next question.
    • NeilCr
    • By NeilCr 16th May 18, 1:34 PM
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    "I think newcomers to this forum need to bear in mind that this is a public site on which anyone can post. You can't assume information is trustworthy, indeed some posters are known to disrupt, post disinformation, and tell tall stories.

    I would caution newcomers to be wary of any advice supplied that doesn't contain a link to an authoritative site. Such sites include adviceguide, entitled to, turn2us, revenuebenefits.
    Accredited benefit advice is available from local advice agencies such as Citizens Advice.

    Please don't take horror stories about benefit assessments, appeals etc at face value. There are posters on here who whose aim seems to be to alarm, frighten, and generally dissuade OP's from pursuing sensible actions to claim / regain the right benefits.

    Harmful and misleading posters are easily identified by the reaction to their posts
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 16th May 18, 1:45 PM
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    It is not always possible to get the assessor to listen to extended answers/comments. Some will only want a yes/no answer to a statement that they ask especially if they have a full work load for that day.
    If that happens you have to insist telling them that it is your assessment, not their's and that they listen to your reply in full before moving on to the next question.
    Originally posted by Danday
    So you say............................................... ..........
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