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lulubell Member Posts: 22 Connected
hi any tips as to what the panel ask ? How long interview lasts ? Any tips on how to prepare for panel ? It will be so nerve racking ! 


  • Justice
    Justice Member Posts: 206 Pioneering
    @ lulubell. My Husband's ESA assessment lasted 1 hour and 15 minutes. The actual " Examination" if you could call it that lasted all of five minutes. I am sorry to say but my tip is be prepared to have to challenge the decision. In the two assessments my Husband has had the reports have been total lies all the way through. Even though on the first one I made her read back all that she had typed, the final report was nothing like she had told us.
    The good thing is that both decisions were overturned at MR level, the " Health care Professionals" lie, and yet in both my Husbands cases they were silly enough to contradict themselves right through the reports so they were easy to pull to bits.
    If it does go to MR keep in touch with them by phone and letter, keep notes of names and times, send anything recorded and keep copies. Get your MP involved, make sure they know who you are and if necessary complain in writing to CHDA and the DWP.
    I hope this is not upsetting for you, I am just a realist. Good Luck


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