Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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laurapeach
laurapeach Community member, Scope Member Posts: 114 Pioneering
Hi everyone, hope you're all doing well :)

I submitted my appeal a few weeks ago (I know it'll be a while) so still haven't heard about the DWP's decision.

I recently had a neurology appointment which has confirmed some of the symptoms I have been having and other tests that are going to be done; is it worth sending this off as extra evidence? It's about the symptoms I've been having since I applied back in January, mainly weakness in my right arm and hand which makes some of the activities harder without assistance. I also have my GP notes from the last two years now. Would I send this to the Tribunal Service or to DWP themselves?
Mum of one little girl.

I am AuDHD and I have M.E/CFS and POTS.

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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,168 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @laurapeach - any medical info which helps illustrate the functional problems you have performing activities of daily living &/mobilitity should now be sent to HMCTS. Your medical notes from your neurology appointment showing that you have right-sided weakness may corroborate your evidence, but please check through your GP's notes to see if they also do.....if they don't, then it's unlikely they would help.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @laurapeach

    Hope you are well and that the advice given answers your query 

    Good luck with your appeal let us know how it goes 
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