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Another esa WCA appointment ! Advice please.

I've recently had a mandatory reconsideration decision  in my favour following unable to attend wca appointment due to being housebound with Osteo Arthritis & bipolar disorder - submission of letter from gp triggered support group benefit reinstatement.
Now received another wca appointment so rang requesting home visit. They requested a re-submission of the GP's letter supporting my reasons (as my previous copy would be in some other department now)
So have managed to get a local church minister to send this off for me having taken a photocopy & proof of posting.
My question is - as they have previously accepted this letter as good cause not to attend a WCA appointment,  can I assume then that it will be proof of good cause to warrant a home assessment visit ? 
Thank you.

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    I wouldn't assume anything when it comes to health assessment providers. They will send a letter with an appointment date/time, where ever that appointment is. If they refuse then If you’re a disabled person as defined by EA10 them ask for it as a reasonable adjustment.

    Good luck.

    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • SmedleySmedley Member Posts: 60 Courageous
    Thank you. I will have to look up the EA10.

    If common sense prevailed, one could safely assume that the exact same letter that had deemed proof enough to not attend a WCA at a centre, & enabled a total reinstatement of esa support group benefit, would be again proof enough to warrant the same outcome as previously, surely ?
    What am I missing here ? Or is it their madness not mine ? 🤔😜😕
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Smedley said:
    Or is it their madness not mine ? 🤔😜😕
    Definitely theirs. Like i said never assume anything with them. :#
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • SmedleySmedley Member Posts: 60 Courageous
    Thanks so much Poppy. I always find the peeps on here provide quick & sage advice.
    So it's safe to assume not to assume !! 
    Thanks again Xxx 😘💝
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