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TOPIC: Withdrawing Consent from Welfare Advisor

Withdrawing Consent from Welfare Advisor 1 week 1 day ago #237121

Not strictly a benefits advice topic. But any advice appreciated. Having given my welfare benefits advisor my consent to complete my ESA mandatory reconsideration, I then withdrew it over a disagreement. He informed me that as he had nearly completed it he was going to complete and send it anyway, not respecting my decision to withdraw my consent. A dispute that followed with him resulted in a deterioration of my mental health and well being, resulting in my absence from a Recovery College I was attending due to severe depression. Can I sue him? Is giving / withdrawing consent a legal contract? I feel so angry with him for him causing a relapse in my mental health.

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Withdrawing Consent from Welfare Advisor 1 week 1 day ago #237122

Hi Toonbadger

I'm afraid you would need to take legal advice about this and consider the costs both financial and emotional to yourself.

You could make a formal complaint to whatever organisation the advisor works for.

BIS

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