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Medical

mags37mags37 Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi I've been on was support group for 6 years now and am being sent for a medical 
I have a few issues including copd I thought they wouldn't send me for another medical now as it's an illness that clearly will only worsen and wiĺl never get better
I also will have to call and change the appointment as I have a hospital appointment for a scope on the same day  also had 2 iron infusions in the last week and waiting for a letter for a full c.t. scan  (prev had cancer and checking to make sure it hasn't returned)
Also expecting me to travel a fair distance for appointment
Can I ask for one nearer to home ?
Sorry for all the questions just could do without this at the moment
Mags

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

    Everyone has to be re-assessed at some point and this can be anything from 3 months and you can be re-assessed at anytime.

    The only people that don't have to be re-assessed are those that are placed into the severe conditions group. Not everyone is placed into this group and if you are, then the decision will be made after this assessment. If you're placed into this group then your assessments will be turned off and you'll remain in the Support Group. Bare in mind that this doesn't apply to everyone and there's criteria to be placed into this group.

    You can ask for an appointment nearer to home yes. A home assessment is also possible, but you'll most likely need a letter from your GP stating the reasons why you can't attend the assessment centre.

    Where ever the assessment takes place you must make sure that you attend. Failing to attend an assessment could stop your benefits.

    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.
  • mags37mags37 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi thank you for your reply
    I have spoken to them and need to arrange an appointment 
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