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Hi guys so as you already know i have my PIP Assessment at home home on Friday. So my carer thought it would be good to have all paperwork to hand. So they suggested that i should request a copy of my ESA Medical report it arrived this morning.

This is what it said.

ADVICE  My opinion is as follows

I advise that the client meets support group as they have severe Functional Disabilty.

PROGNOSIS  I advise that work is unlikely in the longer term.


Miss Smith reprts long standing back pain. Multiple medications and treatment modalities have failed to improve her situation.

Function is clearly significantly limited by pain and fatigue and miss smith rarely leaves her home. She is supported in activities of daily living by friends. She has had to move home due to no longer being able to manage the stairs.

Observed behaviouur today was in keeping with this history.

The evidence supports a severe limitation in her ability to reliably and repeatedly mobilise any distance. The use of a manual wheelchair is precuded both by her very limited and referred upper limb pain.

Given the longevity of this situation and the lack of response to tratment future improvement seems improbable. This available evidence suggests improvemnt is unlikely in the longer term.

 So i am aware that esa and pip are 2 different benefits but surely this backs up everything and is extra evidence. I wonder if they are willing to call one of their own a liar and dismiss what she has written !

So we shall see !!!

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  • Posted

    Good luck giving that as evidence because you're right ESA and PIP are totally different benefits and one doesn't relate to the other. For you i hope they accept it of course! smile


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      I just think that any extra evidence is good especially if it goes to appeal. Also showing the assesseor just clarifys what i have put on my pip form. I have also had it on good authority that although they are seperate benefits they do take any reports in to account especially if it was written by one of their own. The press would have a field day that a ATOS assessor writes a report that states a claimant is severly disabled and is not going to improve ! Then when claming for a disability based benefit one of her collegues says not entitled as not disabled enough ! Of course i am surmising here but we have all heard so many horror stories. However i will be taking it to this level if any lies are written on my report. I will also be pressing charges as falsifying documents is a criminal offence. I have all my ducks in a row incase this happens and will be represented by my friend who is a legal lawer for a disabled charity. So hopefully it won't come to any of this but i am not one of those people who will let anyone humilate me or walk all over me and i stand up for what i believe in and these people need to be brought to task !

      Ok rant over lol cheesygrin

  • Posted

    Blimey! I didn't realise I had to have a f2f with ESA as well as PIP. More less sleep. 

    • Posted

      You don't always have a f2f assessment. I was claiming DLA for severe anxiety and Aspergers which has affected me throughout my life. When DLA stopped due to the change over to PIP, I applied for PIP and unfortunately just missed out on standard care by 1 point. After developing severe depression, my support worker helped to apply for ESA and after about 13 weeks I phoned the DWP for an update and was told that I was awarded support group for 2 year without a F2F. It seems that unlike Atos with PIP, Maximus actually contacted my GP who sent a report to them, where as Atos didn't who look at years of medical reports and letters from support workers, GPs and hospital specialists. This was a relief as my F2F with atos was more like an interrogation than an assessment. 

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      Most people do have a f2f and only few people are lucky enough not to have one. Also they don't always contact your GP or any other medical professional for evidence. It's always adviced to send in medical evidence to support any claim for ESA and PIP.


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