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Re: DWP/ATOS Medical

Postby deathvalleydemon » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:43 pm

I'll gladly get a job, but what happens when im in agony and cant do it?
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Re: DWP/ATOS Medical

Postby shazq » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:11 pm

deathvalleydemon wrote:Just had my letter in the post this morning,

I failed the medical and they wont be paying me a penny more, apparently i dont have a limited capability for work, and it seems that they only went by the pain in my arm/hand and they havent taken into account the fact that my doctor diagnosed me with fibro for which he gave me a doctors note until the end of december.

to say im annoyed is an understatement, now this has left me without a penny to my name, i have a tv licence payment to make, a sky bill, contribute to the weekly food shop and 100 pounds rent to pay.

now im at a loss for what to do... they havent even included an appeal form.


:| :(


Sorry to hear that. :hugs: Appeal. :goodluck1:
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Re: DWP/ATOS Medical

Postby deathvalleydemon » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:37 pm

Ive rang the dwp, told them that i will be appealing, they told me that i will now need to provide a new doctors note dated from the date of the letter i got today, i doubt my doc will give me one as he's funny with things like that, and they told me no new note = no appeal.

ive asked for a copy of the medical report as well.

im going to fight this!!!!
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Re: DWP/ATOS Medical

Postby denys » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:40 pm

Hi Andy, ring them and ask for an appeal form to be sent to you and give them notice that you intend to go down that route, then see if you can get an appointment with CAB, take everything with you and ask them to help you through this. It's rediculous to expect you to survive on nothing, can you apply for housing benefit to help with your rent and what about income support :dunno: :dunno: :dunno: :fingerscrossed: you get someone to see reason soon :hugs: :hugs: :hugs:
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Re: DWP/ATOS Medical

Postby deathvalleydemon » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:14 pm

denys wrote:Hi Andy, ring them and ask for an appeal form to be sent to you and give them notice that you intend to go down that route, then see if you can get an appointment with CAB, take everything with you and ask them to help you through this. It's rediculous to expect you to survive on nothing, can you apply for housing benefit to help with your rent and what about income support :dunno: :dunno: :dunno: :fingerscrossed: you get someone to see reason soon :hugs: :hugs: :hugs:



its past a joke, ive been and fetched a form already (even that killed me) but what i dont understand is, how can they demand that i send them a new sick not with the appeal form when i sent them a new sick not only last week after being diagnosed with fibro, they havent accounted my fibro in my original claim, so how can they demand another sick note?

:(
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Re: DWP/ATOS Medical

Postby shazq » Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:50 am

Hi
I would give them another call and tell them they already have a up to date sick note. Not sure if you can get a copy from your GP? You could ask your GP for a Med4 (long lasting sick note) if you are unable to return to work.

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Re: DWP/ATOS Medical

Postby deathvalleydemon » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:48 pm

OH MY GOD!!!!!

had the medical report today in the post and to say im disgusted is an understatement, its cghock full of lies about things that were not even discussed at the medical and the things that were are twisted in their favour.

i had 9 points from the needed 15.
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Re: DWP/ATOS Medical

Postby denys » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:52 pm

That sounds familiar, seems things are exaggerated or completely letf out on a lot of peoples reports, but that can work in your favour at tribunal stage if you can get supporting medical evidence that the report is wrong :goodluck1: :hugs:
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Re: DWP/ATOS Medical

Postby fabme » Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:28 pm

You sound in the position I was in last year, the only thing I can't understand was the sick note, when I appealed I didn't have to send in a new sick note as I had one on file :!: the only thing I can think of is because you'd just sent one in it might not have filtered through the system when you rang :twisted: might be worth questioning it :?

As. Others have said get help with the forms and at least you'll still get the money until your appeal comes through :yikes:

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Re: DWP/ATOS Medical

Postby deathvalleydemon » Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:27 pm

had the dwp report in the post today and it also full of lies....

i am physically unable to walk more than 200 yards without severe discomfort yet it states on the scoresheet i am.

i cannot perform day to day activities (house work, cooking for myself and preparing drinks) yet it states that i can.

i am not capable of getting to a place that i know by myself ( i keep having falls and put myself in danger) yet it states that i can.


if all 3 of those things were scored id have won my esa,

i feel that they have done it purposely, and as ive stated before, why would give up my job for benefits with a family to scrape through on pennies????
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Re: DWP/ATOS Medical

Postby denys » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:27 pm

Keep fighting Andy we're all behind you and wishing you well :hugs:
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Re: DWP/ATOS Medical

Postby deathvalleydemon » Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:14 pm

denys wrote:Keep fighting Andy we're all behind you and wishing you well :hugs:


I'm gonna begin witing my appeal tonight, i dont care how long it ends up being either, one thing i am unsure of, they said that when they receive my appeal they will reinstate my payments, will it be backdated from the date they stopped?
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Re: DWP/ATOS Medical

Postby deathvalleydemon » Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:16 pm

deathvalleydemon wrote:
denys wrote:Keep fighting Andy we're all behind you and wishing you well :hugs:


they even suggested i get a job in a supermarket shelf stacking, thats exactly how i got hurt lol.

I'm gonna begin witing my appeal tonight, i dont care how long it ends up being either, one thing i am unsure of, they said that when they receive my appeal they will reinstate my payments, will it be backdated from the date they stopped?
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Re: DWP/ATOS Medical

Postby denys » Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:46 pm

They should do, but not sure if they can claw back money then they will. Stacking shelves in a supermarket is really going to help your arm and your fibro :yikes: :yikes: :hugs:
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Re: DWP/ATOS Medical

Postby deathvalleydemon » Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:54 pm

denys wrote:They should do, but not sure if they can claw back money then they will. Stacking shelves in a supermarket is really going to help your arm and your fibro :yikes: :yikes: :hugs:



exactly, they dont have a clue!

im disgusted now ive seen how they lie for myself, so much of the things that i told them ( that would swing it in my favour) have been unshockingly excluded from the report.

the one i had today was worse...

" you are capable of performing normal day to day activities so you get 0 points" - i cant shave, i cant get in the bath on my own, i cant even do up a button and wear things only that can be pulled on, i cant fiill up a kettle, ive NEVER fed my 4 month old daughter, but yeah i can do daily things on my own.....


im enraged to be honest :(
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