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TOPIC: Assessment

Assessment 6 months 3 weeks ago #229482

My GP is useless! They have a blanket policy for the surgery which stipulates they will not write letters for DWP There’s a notice in the wall in the waiting room. I asked him about it and he said he sits on the tribunal panels and it’s up to the DWP to request further information. I phoned the appointment line yesterday and explained but they said if I don’t get a letter from my GP I will have to attend the centre or risk losing my benefit.

I have no idea how I’m going to make it to the appointment. I have a double fracture in my left ankle. I’m on a waiting list for a surgical repair so walking or even standing is extremely painful. I can’t use crutches because my joints are all prone to subluxation
I have a number if other medical issues the most significant being Sjögren’s syndrome which causes extreme exhaustion. Previously at these appointments I’ve been kept waiting for up to an hour so I’m really worried it’s going to extremely difficult to get through. I’ve tried calling the DWP for the last two days but I can’t get through.

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Assessment 6 months 3 weeks ago #229500

Daniel

There's unlikely to be any value in your contacting the DWP, assessment decisions lie with the Assessment Provider.

Does the AP know that your ankle if broken it may help you to get a taxi paid for?

Gordon

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Assessment 6 months 3 weeks ago #229624

Hi Gordon

I thought I sent a reply yesterday and I’ve been waiting for the moderator to check it but perhaps it didn’t go through!

No my doctor has a blanket policy on not writing letters for DWP they even have a leaflet on the wall! He is head of the practice and works on the tribunal panel! He insists the DWP must write to them.

Can I ask for clarification,


If you qualify for ESA via rule 35 and also scored points does that meet the criteria for exemption from re-assessment?

I’m sorry but I’m still confused who is exemptunder rule 35

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Assessment 6 months 3 weeks ago #229644

Daniel wrote: Can I ask for clarification,


If you qualify for ESA via rule 35 and also scored points does that meet the criteria for exemption from re-assessment?

I’m sorry but I’m still confused who is exemptunder rule 35


I'm sorry but as I have already explained, Regulation 35, with or without points, does not offer any exemption from assessment and never has.

Gordon
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