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TOPIC: esa first claim

esa first claim 9 years 6 months ago #19777

  • youngsteptoe
hi.everbody
just got the dreaded esa 50.makes the ib50
seem like a walk in the park(scored over 30
points on mental health alone three years ago) my question is whats the usual time frame from sending in the esa 50 and the
medical.and like my previous incapacity
medical will i be seen by a doctor or a nurse and do they actually read what i wrote on my esa 50. and contacting my doctor for my records is that an option
or just pot luck.
thank you in advance.

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Re:esa first claim 9 years 6 months ago #19822

Hi,

Impossible to say on time-frames, for some people it seems to be taking months to have a medical and then months more before they get a decsion. For other people it's all happenining within the 13 week assessment phase, as it should.

If you have a medical, it will be a registered health professional: doctor, nurse or occupational therapist. They may have read some of your ESA50.

Not sure what you mean re doctor's records?

Good luck,

Steve

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Re:esa first claim 9 years 6 months ago #19856

  • youngsteptoe
thanks steve

what i mean with records is will the doctor or nurse
who conducts my medical have records of my medical health from my own gp.or is just there 30 minute assessment of me.

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Re:esa first claim 9 years 6 months ago #19869

Hi,

No, the Atos healthcare professional doesn't have access to your medical records.

Good luck,

Steve

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