Thursday 15th September 2016 – My GP Wants Guidance/Info From DWP/ESA Before Giving Me Medical Certificate For Repeat ESA Claim (6th claim)

I usually book double appointments when I see my GP, because a single appt is never enough time to discuss everything. Very often, a double appt isn’t sufficient either. But today, only a single appt was available when I booked. I explained to my GP that I’d lost my ESA (5th claim) Tribunal last week, and that when I receive the STATEMENT OF REASONS & RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS,  I’ll be appealing against that Decision. In the meantime, I’ve made a new claim for ESA (Employment & Support Allowance – 6th claim).  I asked GP for a new Medical Certificate, and explained as best as I could within our time-restricted appt how losing the ESA (5th claim) appeal has triggered massive amounts of paperwork and even more stress than I was already buckling under. I explained to my GP that the criteria, which are available on-line, for issuing Med Certs for a Repeat ESA claim are:

  • that a current condition has got a lot worse
  • or are claiming for a new condition

I satisfy both criteria (I believe). But my GP insists she will contact the DWP/ESA for guidance/info first, so I had to leave empty-handed.

About slowlyrotting

I am constantly having to endure the stresses of dealing with several different benefits issues. I've got Appeals and Tribunals coming out of my ears. I've lost count of the formal complaints I've had to make. I've kept paper records of most of my interactions with the DWP, HMRC etc for years, so I've literally got several hundred posts (maybe thousands) to compose for this website. I can't post them to here as quick or as often as I'd like to, due to health reasons, and being totally overwhelmed. I intend to go back years, eventually. But at this rate, I don't think I'll ever get to post everything I want to. You can see from what I've put up so far that I've got a lot of crap to deal with. I'm probably not even 1% or 2% done. I am slowly rotting....................
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