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ESA Medical Conditions and Requirement to Attend a Medical Assessment

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Under the heading

"ESA Medical Conditions and Requirement to Attend a Medical Assessment"

There are a number of medical conditions & Categories?

For each category a list is attached?

1)Unsuitable for calling to a Medical Examination Centre?

2) Reference to Medical Advisor Required Advice?

3) TENTATIVELY INVITE TO MEDICAL EXAMINATION CENTRE?

4) Invite to Medical Examination Centre?

Question 1) Can you please tell me what is meant when it say's "TENTATIVELY INVITE TO MEDICAL EXAMINATION CENTRE?

Question 2)In what circumstances would someone be asked to TENTATIVELY attend an assessment?

Question 3) By using the terminology "TENTATIVELY" I would ascertain that the use of said term means that not everyone who is invited to attend an assessment is expected to attend, what conditions & circumstances would the DWP not enforce the request to attend such an Assessment?

Question 4) If under such conditions the claimant was asked to attend "TENTATIVELY" but it was decided against enforcing the claimant to attend what would the DWPs decision be, would a home visit then be offered?

Yours faithfully,

Paul Smith

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By law you should have replied to my FOI Request by the 22nd Feb 2013, as usual the DWP are flouting the law that they themselves demand others abide bye.

1) Why is there a delay in replying to my FOI Request?

2) Who is the person who decided to delay my reply?

3) I demand an internal review?

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Jetset Willy left an annotation ()

Maybe they should replace 'Tentatively' with 'Politely'

DWP DWP Medical Services Correspondence, Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Mr Smith

Please see your FOI response attached

Kind regards

Health & Disability Assessments (Operations)/Department for Work and Pensions/Room 306/Block 31/Norcross/Norcross Lane/Blackpool/FY5 3TA

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Gerald Carzer left an annotation ()

Following a search of our paper and electronic records, I'm afraid that we can find nothing in our
guidance relating to tentatively inviting someone to a medical assessment required for
Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). As such we can confirm that the Department holds
no information on 'tentatively' inviting claimants to attend a Medical Assessment Centre (MAC) in
respect of an ESA Work Capability Assessment.

NONSENSE

This if from a previous request

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/12...

3. Tentatively invite to Medical Examination Centre.
Agoraphobia
(offer
taxi)
Anorexia
Nervosa
Bipalar Affective Disorder / Bipolar Disease Manic Depression
Ataxia
Burns

Cardiomyopathy
Cerebrovascular Accident / CVA
Cerebrovascular
Disease
CFS
Chronic
Fatigue
Syndrome
Crohn's
Disease
Diabetic
Neuropathy
Eating
Disorder
Fibromyalgia
Haemopphilia Heart
Transplant
Hemiparesis
Learning
Difficulties
Obsessive
Compulsive
Disorder

Leg
Ulcers
Myalgic
Encephalomyelitis
/
ME

Peripheral
Neuropathy
Phobic
Anxiety
Sickle
Cell
Anaemia
Social
Phobia Spina
Bifida
Stroke

Etc.

DWP DWP Medical Services Correspondence, Department for Work and Pensions

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Mr Smith

Please see attached reply to your Freedom of Information request

Many Thanks

Business Management Team | Department for Work and Pensions | Contracted Customer Services Directorate | DWP Operations | Room 306, Block 3, Norcross, Norcross Lane, Blackpool FY5 3TA | www.dwp.gov.uk | Please consider the environment before printing

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