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What to do if you 'fail' your work capability assessment

Postby MCT » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:18 am

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Re: What to do if you 'fail' your work capability assessment

Postby FluppyPuffy » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:44 am

Thanks for this MCT :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing: I've stickied the topic so it won't drop down and get lost in with the other posts. Having this will help when someone asks what they should do next after they have been found allegedly fit for work, we can give then the linky to this so they can start things in motion to hopefully getting the right decision made for them :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing:


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Re: What to do if you 'fail' your work capability assessment

Postby tinker100 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:14 pm

Appeal:- When your case has been reconsidered by the Job Centre Plus Decision Maker and the decision is not changed then it goes to a Tribunal (this is sometimes called a first tier appeal).

Hope this helps :fingerscrossed:[/quote]

Can someone tell me how long this process takes to go to a full first tier appeal? I have had a letter today saying the decision maker has not changed the decision (despite my GP's lengthy report to the contrary).
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Re: What to do if you 'fail' your work capability assessment

Postby huggy69 » Fri May 11, 2012 1:47 pm

hi hun ,i went to appeal 2 days ago ,i had been waiting since october ,at the mo the waiting time is 6 to 9 months as is a back log ,get in as much evidence as you can in the mean time as it all helps ,ps ,they go from how you were on the date u appealed
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Re: What to do if you 'fail' your work capability assessment

Postby littlepetal » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:57 am

hi ive just had a interview with the job centre because the atos person has said ive got limited capability for work and its upset me a lot she never helped at all all she has said is my contribution based esa will stop on the 22nd august after that i get nothing ive applied for dla and was turned down they have said because my husband works full time i cant get any help at all i gave their atos a letter from my dr saying my illness has got worse over 6months im not sure wat to do or where to go for help im hoping someone on here can help me :?: :hit1: :swear1:
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Re: What to do if you 'fail' your work capability assessment

Postby MCT » Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:06 am

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Re: What to do if you 'fail' your work capability assessment

Postby unluckytiger » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:00 pm

Hi, could someone please advise me what medical evidence i need from my GP to support my appeal for ESA? As far as i'm aware he has only stated that i have fm on medical sick notes.. also is proof from GP enough or do i need confirmation from a specialist? Many thanks in advance x
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Re: What to do if you 'fail' your work capability assessment

Postby babajane32 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:31 pm

invaluable..saved in anticipation of brown envalope of doom!
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Re: What to do if you 'fail' your work capability assessment

Postby denisemarie » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:44 pm

I have found a site that is very helpfull with DWP "problems" it is campaign@benefitsandwork.co.uk there is a huge amount of free advice and the option to subscribe, ( not expensive ) I am looking into all this for myself as im expecting my benefit to stop very soon , I have only just been diagnosed with fb, and have had other health problems which caused me to take early retirement
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Re: What to do if you 'fail' your work capability assessment

Postby expost » Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:00 pm

Hiya, ive just received the dreaded news on saturday that i have not scored enough points for ESA. I phoned DWP today and asked for a copy of the ESA85 ...is that correct...they could not locate it at that moment as the system was down!!! Any way i asked about the GL25 appeal form, she said to get it sent in straight away. I said i had an appointment with the CAB on friday this week and that i did not have other paperwork supporting my case at this moment in time. She said to send in the form anyway and that i could send on the other information as soon as i get it together. .....Is this a wise move or should i just wait and send it all in together after fridays meeting with CAB. I dont trust the DWP to make sure the records are all put together if ive sent them separately. Any advice please as i need to know im doing the right thing
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Re: What to do if you 'fail' your work capability assessment

Postby Densie65 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:17 pm

Hi everyone,
I've just had the report from my work capability assessment saying I scored no points.
I've contacted Citizens Advice, they've asked me to take the letter and report to them tomorrow and make an appointment.
They also told me to gather evidence of letter, reports, appointments etc.
I'm seeing my GP on Monday and will ask for a letter from her, but I don't know if she understands how weary tired and low I feel.
I'm not entitled to any money and my savings have gone down drastically.
I keep thinking that people think I'm just lazy and don't want to work, which isn't true. I was dismissed because of illhealth from my job of 26 years.
Work had sent me to Occupational Health on and off for a number of years and one report said that the disability act is relevant to me (before I had fibro, just arthritis). Would this make any difference to me?
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Re: What to do if you 'fail' your work capability assessment

Postby Iceskatemum » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:04 pm

Hi Densie65

Could someone else come with you to the GP on Monday and may be they could help voice how bad things are for you at the moment.

If not make sure that you tell the GP how you are feeling, try making a quick symptoms list between now and the appointment as with the fibro I think we often block out the really bad times.

Good luck with things I can sympathise with all you are going through . I am still in work but for how long is anybodies guess as I have been off sick since May and given my previous sick record I certainly feel the sympathy of my bosses has run out.

I had a union rep with me to my last interview with HR and he said while the Disability Act is ok it doesn't prevent you getting the sack it just slows things down as work have certain "hoops" to go through to see if you are fit for work but if not then they can go ahead and dismiss you .

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Re: What to do if you 'fail' your work capability assessment

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Re: What to do if you 'fail' your work capability assessment

Postby mrsellgee » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:13 pm

It seems that the majority of us get the dreaded 0 points, I too have just been given that score too.
I have consultant reports, gp reports etc all ready to go I am not going to take this lying down. ATOS seem to be a
bunch of liars who think we are all dodgers.Maybe they should try a day living with our ailments.

I am appealing dla decision too makes me sick to think of all the years of bloody hard work I did for the NHS to end up
being treated like a scrounger because I am no longer fit to work.
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Re: What to do if you 'fail' your work capability assessment

Postby fibro-lu » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:55 am

hi,

got my decision to be put in WRAG yesterday
phoned to ask for a reconsideration and the reports
was nervous and didn't know the right process and how to explain and what I am asking for
(needless to say it was before I read this thread)

I spoke to a nice lady who explaint all to me
she set all in motion for me to receice the form and the two reports
should be here end of next week :fingerscrossed:
she explaint that because I will/do ask for recon, that if the decision is not changed I will automatically be forwarded to appeal
she said I should fill in form asap and back it up with new evidence or why I think there is something wrong etc
I will/do give her the benefit of the doubt (?) and trust that she is doing her job because she likes her job and not because she likes to be nasty to people

thanks for the threat and the wast informaton on it
all the best
lu

forgot to ask about the points
all the best :cow-wave: Lu
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