ESA evidence

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Good morning I am getting organised for next year for esa assessment due around febuary!!!! I am in support group   Got a fantastic letter from my ex employer stating that I was abusive due to my illness this letter helped me get into support group when I am reassessed will this letter help too it’s over a year old nothing as changed I am on more medication plus awaiting more c b t therapy  so my question is will some of my old evidence from over a year ago be ok to send in as evidence  especially the letter from my ex employer as I have no contact with them now and feel I cannot ask them  kind regards thanku All 

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    HI,

    Yes just send in everything you have. With ESA they don't look at any evidence you sent in previously. Each time a person is reassessed is like a new claim. Good luck when the time comes.

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      Me again lol ...I was seeing my CPN for 16 years on home visits...he has now retired. .he always wrote to esa and dla for me....think I'm snookered now as I don't know how to get the old reports he wrote in for me ...seen another cpn ..now they have retired lol....I'm not having much luck...so all I will have now for evidence now is my doctors report. .....could anyone help me with this please .

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      You could write a diary for a week or 2, ask someone that knows you well to write a letter for you, printed list from GP of all current medication, future applointment letters aren't classed as evidence for PIP or ESA. You could ask your GP if he/she has any other medical evidence from your records that you can use. There will most likely be a charge for this though.  Is this for PIP or ESA?

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      It will be for both ....I'm just trying to get prepared....I'm due shortly for esa as it has been 3 years.....still on dla...haven't been shifted over to pip yet... thank you for help

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    Thanku so so much think it may may a bit early !!! But when the time comes  I just want it ready to go !!!! So really evidence which is over a year old is fine but of course new meds’ and letter from gp too up to date was worried that any evidence over a year old would not count thanku Denise this site is fantastic and helped me so much in the past thanku 
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      Just send any evidence you have regardless of how old it is, they'll either use it or not. The only thing that's not classed as evidence is photos and furture appointment dates. My daughter had a PIP home assessment this week and the first thing he said to me was " i've read the evidence you sent it" so they do sometimes read it eek

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      I don't have anything Denise. ...when dla wrote to my cpn...he just filled it in and sent a letter to them...which I never had in the first place. ...wonder how I could get it lol

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      Ok so this has to be for your DLA to PIP transfer correct? Have you started off you PIP claim yet? If you haven't, when you do then you can ask for your DLA file (evidence) to be taken into consideration.

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      Why not put in a subject access request requesting all information used in previous claims. And ask for specific things you want to know. I did this and got a lot of information going back years.
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