Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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MfarrellMfarrell Member Posts: 12 Listener
Hi can anyone help me,I am in the support group I was put in support group Nov 2017,my claim is due to be assessed the end of April 19,I have just received a capability for work assessment form,My health has not improved and my conditions are not expected to improve ,I also received a Daily Living component of Pip,My question is do ,I need to state everything from my original form as well as any new details regarding my health,I am not in a good place with my mental health,and am already getting anxious any help or advice please

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  • wildlifewildlife Member Posts: 1,314 Pioneering
    @Mfarrell Yes unfortunately you do have to put everything down on the form as that is what will be used for your review. If you have a copy of your first form it's easier just to copy what has not changed and add on any new information. 
  • MfarrellMfarrell Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Hello, thank you for your reply yes I have  copy of my last form I will copy what I can,
    Many thanks
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi.

    You also need to make sure you send evidence with the form to support your claim because they very rarely contact anyone for this. Be aware also that there's no extension of time given to return the form and it must be returned no later than the date stated in the letter. 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.
  • MfarrellMfarrell Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Hello poppy thank you I have contacted my GP for an up To date letter ,I have to write down what I  want the letter to say and the GP'S sectary will type me one,it costs £11 ,I also have a copy of the letter I got in 2017,I feel a bit of a fruad saying what I want the letter to say,but this is how my practice works,many thanks for this forum it feels good to know I'm not alone,I'm new so hope to be able to help others if I can.As my disabilities change due to deterioration I dont have much new evidence to send,once again thank you

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    A patient lead letter from your GP where you tell them what to write isn't classed as evidence because you're telling them what to write. Do you have any other evidence you can send? It's free to request digital copies of your medical records from your GP.
    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.
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