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TOPIC: No supporting evidence

No supporting evidence 7 years 8 months ago #66314

Hello

I have completed the ESA form but the problem is is that i dont have any supporting evidence dr letters etc backing up my claim, I was just wondering whether this would go against me. I have filled the form out as best i can but i just dont get the support from dr's or my cpn

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Re: No supporting evidence 7 years 8 months ago #66316

  • Survivor
You don't have to send in any supporting evidence and indeed if you do, it may not carry as much weight as you might like in relation to the Atos report. On the other hand, if you do want to send in supporting evidence, consider evidence from professionals other than your doctor and consider whether there is any correspondance between specialists and your doctor that would help. If so, you could ask for copies under the Data Protection Act. Your doctor may make a charge for this.

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Re:No supporting evidence 7 years 8 months ago #66321

Hi Gazzmg

If it's any comfort to you, I managed to claim ESA without any supporting medical evidence.

It's not absolutely crucial to provide evidence from your GP, but if you can it may be worth obtaining your medical records as Survivor suggested.

Good luck

Derek

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Re:No supporting evidence 7 years 8 months ago #66365

Yes thanks, I never had supporting evidence in the past for ib and everything went ok just hope it goes the sameway

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Re:No supporting evidence 7 years 8 months ago #66366

  • bro58
gazzmg wrote:

Hello

I have completed the ESA form but the problem is is that i dont have any supporting evidence dr letters etc backing up my claim, I was just wondering whether this would go against me. I have filled the form out as best i can but i just dont get the support from dr's or my cpn


Hi gazz,

In addition to the good advice already given, if you do see a consultant of any kind re : your conditions, you can request that any letters sent to your G.P. by your consultant, after say an outpatient visit, are copied in to you.

This is free of charge, and may help in the future, whereas you won't have to request them from your G.P., with any incurred charge.

I have been doing this for some years.

If you have any problems, contact PALS, in the hospital that you attend.

cheers

bro58

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