Does anyone know where I stand as I'm entitled to 3 months backdated ESA but my GP yesterday refused saying it's not the practices policy to backdate as they aren't aware of patients personal situations.
There are only minor ailments on their system as I'm under Rheumatology and endocrinology so at hospital all the time. My gp practice is aware of this as they receive letters. I've been off sick since April with Hashimotos Lupus and now a diagnosis of myositis. I think it would be even more difficult to get it from my consultants or hassle to get them to write and confirm I've been off sick for 6 months!
Should I complain to the practice manager but am scared I'll annoy my gp and I need him onside. He's always been very good but he got very annoyed saying he doesn't have to do anything and it's not practice policy to back date due to ppl fraudulently using this facility.
But I'm not one of them and he knows I've been genuinely sick. Any advice pls