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TOPIC: interesting

interesting 8 years 3 days ago #65599

  • jamie
heard something strange ive got cerebal palsy and other diseases went to cab she said sometimes when you fill in the form they put you into the support group without a medical and sometimes dont even contact your gp on making a decision for a award so not to bother getting any letters of support of gp surely this isnt true

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Re:interesting 8 years 3 days ago #65601

Hi Jamie

I think the key word is 'sometimes'.

You should never take anything for granted when making an application for ESA and on the face of it, the advice the CAB gave not to bother with medical evidence would apply to everybody.

You should always provide evidence to support your claim whenever possible.

Regards

Derek

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Re:interesting 8 years 3 days ago #65603

  • jamie
yes i found this strange as i wanted to include evidence i also got told that even though they phoned me to send a form out that sometimes they dont do this after saying they will

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Re:interesting 8 years 3 days ago #65604

  • jamie
also just moved house so my new gp hasnt my medical records yet he knows i have disabilitys but would it be worth asking him to write a letter as only just registered at not under a consultant anymore as theres nothing more they could do for my condition and would they take into account how short of a time this gp has known me thanks

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Re:interesting 8 years 3 days ago #65606

  • Dee
That is a really good idea, Your new GP may have his own ideas, about treatment. When I changed GP's I asked them if they could carry out their own investigations with my health problems. I am now and have been for 6 years under the pain clinic. Talk to your GP about all your concerns, who knows by looking at you with fresh eyes they may find some additional help for you, or can send you to a new specialist (if that's what you need). It pays to talk and let then know you are doing research on you medical conditions, that you understand your condition. They only know a little about about a lot, specialist are the ones that have helped me a lot. Especially the pain Clinic. I hope you are happy with your new Doctor.

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Re:interesting 8 years 3 days ago #65609

Hi Jamie

It shouldn't be too significant how long your GP has known you as he will eventually receive your medical records. It's important to have a good chat with him to let him know about your condition and it is well worth asking for supporting medical evidence when he gets a chance to look at your records.

Regards

Derek

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