Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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laney1970
laney1970 Community member Posts: 87 Connected
Hi I'm in recipient of ESA I had to go for a medical due to my illness I couldn't go my doctor and the hospital sent a letter to request a home visit which the medical centre said they hadn't received ESA accepted my excuse but they have referred it back over to the medical assessment centre I have a new appointment and they no I can't go to it can anyone advise what to do next I've contacted my local MP wrote a letter to ESA still refusing

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,031 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi,

    Do you attend hospital and GP appointments? If you do then they will expect you to be able to attend the assessment for ESA.

    You can request a reasonable adjustment (RA) and see if that helps.

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • laney1970
    laney1970 Community member Posts: 87 Connected
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    No I don't go to see the doctor I can talk to them online or I call them  I went once to the hospital to get a diagnosis that's all  they told me to get a letter to get a home visit which I did 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,031 Disability Gamechanger
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    Did the letter state the reasons why you can't attend the assessment centre? If it did and they still refuse try the RA route as mentioned above.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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