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Failed atos medical

Postby Bebbe » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:15 pm

Hi everyone, I'm looking for a bit advise I rang my job centre today and have found out that I did not pass my medical the lady on the phone said if I wish to appeal I will have to wait for the letter confirming I did not pass and also send a sick note (appointment for doctor next sat). I was wondering if any one has went through the appeal process if you can tell me how it works and what I should do. Just my luck for it to happen over the long weekend :(
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Re: Failed atos medical

Postby FluppyPuffy » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:01 pm

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This linky should help Bebbe. Sorry you've had one of their daft decision makers, unfortunately they outnumber the sensible ones by about a million to one :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Failed atos medical

Postby suenew54 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:06 pm

been there done that, its a farce, im now waiting for a day to appeal. Dont know if its the same situation but my money was stopped till they sorted it.You need a sicknote from the day you heard,your money drops too ,mine dropped £24.50p
Hope you get help real soon, they are trying to stop that stupid assesment, lets hope its not too long.
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Re: Failed atos medical

Postby rosepompom » Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:49 pm

Hi everyone I am new to this but thought I'd let you know my experience of atos medical,which I had in march and just received the 'official' letter today.I scored no points,even though I have fibromyalgia,psoriatic arthritis,degenerated disc disease,nerve entrapment,asthma,also carpel tunnel, underactive thyroid and high cholesterol.I found that the 'nurse' who did my medical tried to 'befriend' me,but when I received my report she lied over and over again and twisted everything I said,I received a phone call about 3 weeks ago from dwp informing me I had not received any points and therefore fit for work,I got the impression that she was on my side and believed everything I said,however in her report today I have found out my esa was stopped on 14th may,after reading other peoples experience on this and tribunals I feel as if I have no alternative but to return to my job{ even though I am on the waiting list for 2 operations at different hospitals} because from what i have heard the dwp hound you if you're successful and win your appeal,they keep on sending you for medicals every couple of months,I don't think I can stand the stress.
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Re: Failed atos medical

Postby FluppyPuffy » Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:52 pm

:welcome: to the forum rosepompom :wave: :wave: Sorry to hear you've become another of Atos's victims. The tricks and scheming you experienced are similar to what a lot of us have also gone thru with them :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Rather than finding yourself forced back into a job you know will be difficult for you, you have the appeal option available.

If you decide to go for it, you need to let them know in writing within 30 days of your notification of fate from them. When they have your notification of appeal, payments at the assessment level should be reinstated and carry on until you have gone thru the appeal process. The linky I posted at the start of this topic gives you the detailed info you need to start and go thru the system.

:goodluck2: :goodluck2: with whatever you decide to do, please consider all your options tho, things may not be quite as bleak as they initially seem.
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Re: Failed atos medical

Postby Bebbe » Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:19 pm

Hi everyone, Thanks for the replies. I got my letter today with the health care specialists report she has twisted everything that I said in the interview as she asked me if I do any house work and I replied no but she kept asking about house work until I replied I could hoover on a very good day and maybe fill the washer but not empty it which does not happen often, on the report it sounds as if I hoover every day fill the washer and because I was able to stand for 2 minutes with out pain even though my pain starts after about 10 minutes when standing then I have been deemed fit for work.( All this stress has brought on my anxiety I feel sick with worry)
Any way I have a contact number for a lady at disability north my cousin has seen her a few times for tribunals and has won, she fills all the necessary forms for you and attends the tribunals with you and speaks on your behalf.
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Re: Failed atos medical

Postby logiebear » Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:40 pm

hi sorry theyve failed you unbelievable isnt it? my letter from tribunal arrived today its in 2 weeks time so im very stressed, you mention you have a number for someone to help you disability north? could you pass the number onto me plz, when it says north which north are we talking im from newcastle. :yikes:
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Re: Failed atos medical

Postby Bebbe » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:51 pm

Hi Logiebear,I am from Newcastle upon Tyne. Here is the web address and phone number http://www.disabilitynorth.org.uk Their phone number is 0191 2840480.
Good luck with your tribunal :fingerscrossed:
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Re: Failed atos medical

Postby Bebbe » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:32 pm

Just some information I hope will be helpful.When making an appeal against the decision remember to state on the appeal form that you wish your benefit to continue, if you don't they won't pay you. You will be on cut money until your appeal if you win then you will get your full money reinstated and they will only back date your money up to 4 months.
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Re: Failed atos medical

Postby Bebbe » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:40 am

My case has been looked at again and the DWP did not change their minds so its going to a tribunal which I should have a date in the next 2 weeks :yikes: This is really not helping my anxiety which according to my medicals I don't have.
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Re: Failed atos medical

Postby shazq » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:21 pm

:( Bebbe :goodluck1: with the tribunal.
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Re: Failed atos medical

Postby Bebbe » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:48 pm

Thanks.
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Re: Failed atos medical

Postby BlueBerry » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:14 pm

Good Luck Tribunal it is so much different then a medical they were so nice to me and listen to everything i said :-D plus they take there time don't rush you mine took up to 18th months get tribunal bit long wait but lest that took dwp / asto off my back :lol: :lol: they so much better then stupid Atos I am silly bit scary for my second medical but i think I be ok I just had shock sort out my medications for tomorrow I got over 8 box and take over 26 tablets :shock: :shock: :shock: wow an i forgot I had major surgery like 3 months ago heh fribfog :facepalm:

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Re: Failed atos medical

Postby FluppyPuffy » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:28 pm

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Re: Failed atos medical

Postby Bebbe » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:02 pm

Thank you for all the replies, I was just wondering do I have to keep sending sick notes in whilst I am waiting for my tribunal :?:
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