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Assessing ATOS

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NOTE; I received a suggestion on the number of points and how they should be awarded, the form has been amended accordingly. I have also reproduced a contact form for recording the content of calls with the DWP or ATOS.

When a disabled person attends an ATOS “Medical” , they are generally in an anxious state and often forget some of the things that happen during the alleged “Medical” examination. This can often lead to confusion when appealing against the inevitable cessation of benefit payments and the ensuing chaos it causes. To make matters worse, when one attends accompanied and notes are taken it is sometimes difficult to keep up with what is happening. To help in the alleviation of these issues I have developed the following method of assessment which I will be asking my companion to use if I ever have to face these people again. Any comments would be appreciated, if you think I have missed, or you would like to add anything please do so, it can only help. In developing this document I took into account my own personal experience of ATOS, their documentation and the opinions of other disabled people I know.

Your comments please ?

ATOS Origin HCP / Medical Centre Assessment







 For the purpose of this assessment the following scores will be allocated by the assessor, the standard is to apply the most appropriate score in each case.

4= Excellent    3= Good   2=Average   1= Poor   0= Very poor

Section 1 Transport Access                                                                                                                          Points

 Medical Centre proximity to parking                                    Yes     No                                                        ……..

Medical Centre proximity to public transport                 Yes     No                                                        ……..

Access by Wheelchair                                                                 Yes     No                                                        ……..

Access with walking aid                                                             Yes     No                                                        ……..

Access by Taxi                                                                              Yes     No                                                        ……..

Access by Bus                                                                               Yes     No                                                        ……..

Access by Train                                                                           Yes     No                                                        ……..

Access by Car                                                                               Yes     No                                                        ……..

Access by pedestrian                                                                Yes     No                                                        ……..

Other please specify

4= Excellent    3= Good   2=Average   1= Poor   0= Very poor

 Section 2 Building Access                                                                                                                                                 Points

Steps                            Yes      No (Comment on number)                                                                                                    ……..

Ramp                           Yes      No (Comment on Length, No of turns, handrails)                                                       ……..

Gradient                       Yes      No (Steep, Shallow, Flat, smooth, rough)                                                                     ……..

Intercom                       Yes      No (Height from floor)                                                                                                        ……..

Entrance                       Yes      No (Sufficient for wheelchair and assistant)                                                               ……..

Foyer                           Yes      No (Sufficient for wheelchair and assistant)                                                                 ……..

Security Staff                Yes      No (Are Security staff present)                                                                                       ……..

Cameras                       Yes      No (Are Security cameras present)                                                                                  ……..

Lighting                        Yes      No (Is the entrance well lit)                                                                                                 ……..

Double Door                Yes      No (More than one set of doors in close proximity)                                                ……..

Wheelchair Access       Yes      No (Sufficient space for wheelchair and assistant)                                                ……..

Lift / Dimensions           Yes      No (will lift easily accommodate wheelchair and assistant)                             ……..

Lighting                        Yes      No (Is the lift well lit)                                                                                                              ……..

Stairs                            Yes      No (Comment on number of stairs, turns and landing)                                             ……..

Handrails                      Yes      No (Are adequate handrails provided)                                                                         ……..

Lighting                        Yes      No (Is the staircase well lit)                                                                                                ……..

General appearance      Yes      No (Is the area in good decorative order)                                                              ……..

 Page 3

4= Excellent    3= Good   2=Average   1= Poor   0= Very poor

 Section 3 Reception                                                                                                                                                                    Points

 Wheelchair Access       Yes      No (Doors etc)                                                                                                                             ……..

Lighting                        Yes      No (Is the area well lit)                                                                                                                 ……..

Toilets                          Yes      No (Are suitably accessible toilet facilities provided)                                                     ……..

Seats                            Yes      No (Is suitable seating provided Height, Arms, condition)                                            ……..

Reading material           Yes      No (Is suitable reading material provided)                                                                    ……..

General appearance      Yes      No (Is the area in good decorative order)                                                                      ……..

Section 4 Reception staff                                                                                                                  Points

Please rate the following:

Politeness                                                                                                                                                         ……..

Appearance                                                                                                                                                     ……..

Attitude                                                                                                                                                             ……..

Communications                                                                                                                                           ……..

Response time to greeting you on your arrival                                                                               ……..

Appointment details

 Arrival time at reception                                            ……………………………..

Appointment time                                                         ……………………………..

Actual examination start time                                 ……………………………..

Actual examination end time                                   ……………………………..

Duration                                                                            ……………………………..

Healthcare Professional Assessment

 H.C.P. Name …………………………………………………………………….


 Specialises in (if any)……………………………………………………………

4= Excellent    3= Good   2=Average   1= Poor   0= Very poor

Healthcare Professional                                                                                                                                               Points

 Introduction                                                                                                                                                                             ……..

 Appearance                                                                                                                                                                               ……..

Attitude                                                                                                                                                                                       ……..

Communications     (General)                                                                                                                                             ……..

Manner                                                                                                                                                                                         ……..

Approachable               Yes      No                                                                                                                                        ……..

Behaviour observed during Assessment

 Command of the English language                                                                                                                                   ……..

Clarity of speech                                                                                                                                                                      ……..

Attention span (General)                                                                                                                                                     ……..

Attention to clients questions                                                                                                                                           ……..

Quality of answers to clients questions                                                                                                                         ……..

Attention to computer                                                                                                                                                         ……..

Eye contact with client                                                                                                                                                         ……..

Interaction with client                                                                                                                                                          ……..

Sobriety                                               Normal Abnormal

 Page 4

4= Excellent    3= Good   2=Average   1= Poor   0= Very poor

  Mental state                                                                                                                                                                      Points

General Health                                                                                                                                                                          ……..

Complexion                                                                                                                                                                                ……..

Skin Sweaty                 Yes      No

Hands Shake                Yes      No.

Eyes Red                      Yes      No

Tired                            Yes      No

Build                            Slim                  Average           Overweight

Approximate age          ……..

Grooming                                                                                                                                                                                    ……..

Dress General                                                                                                                                                                            ……..

Personal Hygiene                                                                                                                                                                    ……..


Eye contact                                                                                                                                                                               ……..

Facial Expression                                                                                                                                                                   ……..

Rapport with client                                                                                                                                                               ……..

Activity General                                                                                                                                                                     ……..

Activity Rocking             Absent             Present

Activity Fiddling            Absent             Present

Arousal                             Absent             Present

 4= Excellent    3= Good   2=Average   1= Poor   0= Very poor

Speech                                                                                                                                                         Points

 Amount                                                                                                                                                          ……..

Rate                                                                                                                                                                 ……..

Volume                                                                                                                                                          ……..

Content                                                                                                                                                          ……..


 Normal                                                                                                                                                          ……..

Placid                                                                                                                                                             ……..

Anxious                                                                                                                                                         ……..

Abrasive                                                                                                                                                        ……..

Angry                                                                                                                                                              ……..

Aggressive                                                                                                                                                    ……..

Condescending                                                                                                                                            ……..

Insight                                                                                                                                                            ……..

General comments on assessment

Use this space to write down all you can recall and any items which are not covered in the questionnaire

So there you have it readers, a possible aid to the disabled when under pressure from ATOS Origin, and a way in which we can help each other to remember important details of our individual examinations. Oh! and if the alleged “Doctor”  asks to go through your answers to check for any inconsistencies, tell him you don’t have time and he can request a copy of your report by post. By the way, if you are wondering what use this document is, I can tell you, it can help make a balanced judgement on those employees of ATOS who cause disabled folk so much stress. So I must warn you, fill in the form honestly, fairly and objectively, as you may need to rely on it at your tribunal. Oh, and if you like you can send me the bit relating to the assessment centre for publication on this blog.

For those of you who want to record your conversations with the DWP and ATOS please print the following form and keep it near your telephone.

Contact form

Time of call…………………………. (The time you made the call or the time you received the call)

Date of call…………………………. (The date you made the call or the date you received the call)

Number dialled………………………………………… (The number you dialled and subvsequent numbers you were given or extension numbers)




Callers Number……………………………………….. (The number of the person calling you)

Name of contact……………………………………… (The name of the person you called or the person calling you)


I’ll be back


  1. there is no need for this form just take somone with you armed with a vidio camera.

    Comment by debbie — October 12, 2010 @ 2:15 am

  2. excellent reading keep up the good work.my dear wife is about due her home medical from the dreaded “Atos DR”and then the dreaded tribunal”regards Pete.xx

    Comment by Pete — December 18, 2010 @ 1:54 pm

  3. Im going to a medical tomorrow with these scam artists.
    Im bringing a video recorder, i will be recording my journey to the interview, as well as verify the date with newspapers etc to prove i actually attended.

    Im going to record the walk to the centre from the nearest car park,i will end recording once im at the building.

    Once im in with the doctor im going to make him aware that i will be recording as the last medical i attended the guy out right lied about the answers i gave and doctored it so i recieved 0 points!!!
    If they refuse for it to be recorded i will also record my eviction from their building once again proving they refused to examine me,not that i never attended.

    Im not looking forward to it…im pretty sure they will tell me im not allowed and try and stop my benefits…oh well :(

    Comment by Rob — February 2, 2011 @ 9:22 pm

  4. Its very likely you will be asked to leave nd have your benefits stopped, dont punish yourself, you just become a statistic, have no right to appeal and will have to wait 6 months to re apply. I know it is an annoying situation but if you can take someone with you to take notes its much better. If you are going to record your examination, do it covertly, dont tell them you are afterall, they tell you a pack of lies. We need to fight them in the way they fight us, we need to use every means available to us to defeat these benefit robbing fools. Take a look at the assessing atos page and pront off the assessment form, it will serve to remind you of your visit if anf when you appeal. One thing though, you could lose your benefits anyway, why lose the right ot appeal immediately by antagonising them? Play the game cautiously its much better for you that way, if you are on esa and appeal you can ask to be paid at the lower rate untill you get to the tribunal too. Keep us posted and a full report would be greatly apreciated, also you can join our sister forum at http://dwpexaminations.blacktrianglecampaign.org/phpBB3/ its free and you will find many people like yourself there.

    Have you considered asking for help fromthe CAB or your local authrity welfare rights officer? Reading your comment you sound as though your father is actin alone on your behalf. It is always wise to have help when dealing with the DWP and thier enforcement arm ATOS. I have produced a contact form on the assessing ATOS page, print this off along with the assessing atos form. Keep the contact forms near the phone and make notes of any conversations you have with either, this is important as you may need to refer back to previous calls. The assessing ATOS form can be used to carry out an assessment of the medical you receive from the ATOSSER and serves as an aid to your memory if or when you need to appeal. Ask your GP to intervene and request a home visit from ATOS too. I know its stressful, but it is always wide to challenge any decisin made by ATOS as they are all suspect, 40% of appeals which reach the tribunals service are being found in favour of the appelant, this means ATOS are wrong 40% of the time. Keep us posted and feel free to join our sister forum http://dwpexaminations.blacktrianglecampaign.org/phpBB3/ its free and you will find many people like yourself there.

    Joes right Amanda, dont panic. Tell you what though, a description of the centre would be useful especially if you can tell us about the nearest parking facility. Be under no illusions when you go in, get your husband to help you by opening doors and when sitting or rising, remember you are under observation from the moment you come within sight of the building. If you are interested I have produced an assessment form you can use to remind you of the events of the day, its available on the assessing atos page. The alleged doctor will try to tell its no use taking notes as they cant be used at a tribunal, its utter bollocks and anyway they are to help you recall the events on the day. Gwet your husband to fill it in, word is they are terrified of it. Also if you think your doctor has not got a reasonable level of english or you cant understand him her we would like to know about that too, if they try to bully you in any way, become agressive, or you feel thier attitude was unusual then make a complaint about the doctor. ATOS hate complaints as they have to investigate them, it costs them money and keeps thier admin staff busy thus hits thier prfit margin. We need to hit them where it hurts as they dont care a toss about us.

    Good luck, keep us posted and a full report would be greatly apreciated, also you can join our sister forum at http://dwpexaminations.blacktrianglecampaign.org/phpBB3/ its free and you will find many people like yourself there.

    Comment by dwpexamination — February 3, 2011 @ 10:02 am

  5. Hahaha, I laughed. a lot.

    Comment by nou — February 6, 2011 @ 6:35 pm

  6. So do many others untill they become victims of the system

    Comment by dwpexamination — February 9, 2011 @ 8:41 am

  7. Hi, I am taking my son to an ATOS assessment on Tuesday. He has autism and is already stressed; having made several suicide attempts previously. I am asking ATOS to make reasonable adjustments – no waiting in a crowded room, quiet, for him to take frequent breaks every 5-10 minutes to de stress and most important – not to leave him waiting. I have my doubts and I am taking full notes for the NAS & AWM.
    However if what I hear about ATOS proves true, I will have a fight on my hands – and they will know about it.
    I thought wouldn’t it be great if a number of volunteers could ‘picket’ the centres with a small leaflet for those going in with useful information such as getting infomation, copies of CTV, notes, qualifications – where and how to complain effectively. Nothing untrue or defamatory and if ATOS are as good as they claim they would have nothing to fear by this information – would they? It might give a little comfort and hope to those who are passing through the doors.

    Comment by Dr Mike — May 5, 2011 @ 9:09 am

  8. Well good luckat the assessment centre on tuesday, by coincidence I have an appointment for that (3.30 pm) day as well.
    I’m taking a note book with me and when asked what the writing is for ? I will explain it’s some notes to help my memory for the coming appeal !!. LOL.

    Anyway picketing an ATOS centre, handing out leaflets and exposing their crimes, good god are you trying to ruin them Sir. LOL.
    The police would be there in ten minutes flat demanding you leave, the reason ? well it’s private propery Sir, or some other nonsense of an excuse.
    Of course they have everything to fear from this information, because they are a self-serving profit making organisation, and are in the business of corruption and in it right up to their neck.
    Look up http://dwpexaminations.blacktrianglecampaign.org/phpBB3/ for more information on ATOS and their dodgy dealings.

    Comment by dwpexamination — May 5, 2011 @ 6:45 pm

  9. This Government is cruel, just like the Nazi’s persecuted the Jews, David Cameron persecutes the poor and disabled weak.

    Comment by Mark — November 13, 2011 @ 1:13 pm

  10. Some of Camerons own ministers believe he’s not cruel enough http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/11/13/tory-mp-patrick-mercer-rants-at-worst-pm-david-cameron-115875-23557437/
    With Patrick Mercer in charge of the country, the concentration camps would appear in double quick time, believe me..!!

    Comment by dwpexamination — November 13, 2011 @ 1:55 pm

  11. DWP wish to thank all of you who have participated in this blog.
    We also wish to thank you in the way you are helping the genuine sick, it’s true what you say because I work for the DWP and have seen what the decision makers are doing to people with real health conditions, they even laugh about it in the canteen it’s absolutely horrible and I wish I could speak out, but I would lose my job and never work again, they would make sure of that, I feel like crying sometimes, what kind of people have we become ? all I can say is not everyone who works for the DWP are scum…SORRY JUST WISH THERE WAS SOMETHING I COULD DO TO STOP THIS MADNESS.

    Anyway, please keep up the good work…

    Comment by auther peegloss — December 9, 2011 @ 3:00 pm

  12. Hello peegloss.

    Thanks very much for confirming what we all know, it’s refreshing to see someone from the DWP having the courage of their convictions, yes I know you are bound and gagged, I know they have a bullying culture in the DWP, and I know if you dared tell the truth they would make your life a misery, your e-mail was absolutely heartbreaking and I wish I could show it here, but I respect your wish not to be exposed publicly.
    By the way peegloss thanks also for having the courage to come on here, and don’t worry I can assure you your e-mail address is safe with us, we never release personal information to anyone..NEVER.

    Comment by dwpexamination — December 9, 2011 @ 3:49 pm

  13. I was on google last night and found an e petition re the behaviour of ATOS and the assessments, but was really surprised to see that it had only 795 signatures,

    Comment by jackdog — January 7, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

  14. Maybe the reason it has only 795 signatures is because people don’t supply links to spread the word ?.

    Here’s one…


    Comment by dwpexamination — January 7, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

  15. i have had my ib stopped as i never passed my medical i wear earring aids as im deaf 15 points i have artheritis in both hands carnt hold a pan/carton milk 15 points..bingo.

    Comment by im not a scrounger — January 9, 2012 @ 10:24 am

  16. Hello I’m not a scrounger.

    I hope you are going to appeal then, because you can win easily, and while waiting for the appeal to be heard you can apply immediately for the assessment rate which will give you some money to live on.
    If you need help with the appeal then check out the forum http://dwpexaminations.blacktrianglecampaign.org/phpBB3/ on there you can get all the help you need to appeal, you can also get help from your local welfare rights office or Citizens advice.

    Comment by dwpexamination — January 9, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

  17. Simples, USE THE COMMON LAW, which we and everyone else HAS to abide by, including ATOS and the DWP personnel. Forget legal, that HAS to CONFORM to the Common Law anyway. One way to fight ATOS is to simply charge THEM a fee for your services. They are asking that you answer their questions. HANG-ON!! What is in your own mind is YOUR intellectual property, you are under no lawful or legal obligation to provide the information they require free of charge, or to put that information on the form for free, or even put YOUR signature to it for free. THINK, do bankers, accountants, soliciters etc give their intellectual service/information/signatures for free? ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE. They charge you a kings ransom nowadays for their services simply because they are lawfully and legally entitled to do so and they DO IT EVERY DAY and get bloody mega-rich. AND YOU, BEING EQUAL IN LAW, ARE PERFECTLY WITHIN YOUR RIGHTS TO CHARGE FOR YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND SERVICES also, SO DO IT. Think; if “A” promised “B” that “C” would do some act or other; then is “C” lawfully or morally obliged to keep that promise that “A” made to “B” (which may well be without “Cs” prior knowledge? NO !!! Then in that case, if the DWP promised ATOS that benefit claimants would fill in their forms for them free of charge, then tough crap, because benefit claimants DIDN’T MAKE THAT PROMISE and are ABSOLUTELY UNDER NO LAWFULL OBLIGATION TO DO SO just because some government dep’t told (or threatened) them to.

    ALL national and local government departments bully and intimidate us into thinking we have to provide our services for free, I.e. sort out the domestic green rubbish for them to collect. That is by definition, a “provided service” that they expect for free, would they employ someone to do the same job and expect not to pay them a wage? Write to ATOS and inform them THAT YOU WILL give them the required information, THAT BEING, “YOUR intellectual property”; YOUR Time (filling in the form) and YOUR signature (worth a fortune to them because it makes the form a “contract” that is binding) for the sum of…£xxxxxxxxxxx….whatever you think it’s worth; but make it enough to retire on with plenty of zero’s to spare :o). For those who have lost their benefits, just make the complaint that you WERE KNOWINGLY DECEIVED and that the information obtained from you was by fraudulent means, prove that and the initial decision will be overturned by default and compensation the order of the day. Try the Compensation-4-You law-firms, they’ll be licking their lips.

    They can’t stop your benefits because you haven’t actually refused to fill in the form and DWP can’t do so for the same reasons, (if they do, then they are “In Breach of Contract” as in “The DWP states that “the law says you need XXXX amount to live on per week” and there is a pre-existing contract with the DWP for THEM to pay YOU those benefits” you should have a WRITTEN STATEMENT from the DWP to that effect somewhere. After all, ATOS has received a 9-figure sum of money (300,000.00 I believe) to carry out their fraudulent activities. All it needs is a standard letter template, A NOTICE, so everyone can write them and ask to be paid for your services. It will completely screw them up because it is a perfectly LAWFUL (and legal) request.

    Also, explore the COMMON LAW “Commercial Lien”, If someone (anyone regadless of status, rank etc) does you mental or physical harm or causes you loss (all tenets of the Common Law) can be slapped with a Commercial Lien, It is Human to Human thing and does not need a court or lawyer (if you know what you’re doing), nor does it cost anything other than a “Recorded Delivery” letter to the recipient, to implement them, but has to have a judge and jury to remove it from the person its aimed at. You (MUST) state the truth of your matter i.e. you were wrongly assesed and refused rightful benefits by a dodgy process (which is what ATOS is all about). then state your amount of compensation with a 30 day pay-up or go to court. The Commercial Lien is a very powerful tool and scares the bloody shit out of ALL government departments. All those who feel they have been wronged, go to the CAB, free solicitor etc and get the facts and hit the so-called “ATOS Healthcare professionals with it.

    If you’re up for assessment, ask the name of the “Assessor” and inform s/he that they risk a Commercial Lien if their “Assessment does not agree with NHS clinicians and their recorded facts/diagnosis. They can’t have it “both ways”. It goes like this: If NHS Doctors/Consultants have diagnosed an illness/disabilty and declared you “Unfit for Work”; and then ATOS “Healthcare Professionals assess you and then state the opposite, then someone has told you porky’s (unless you have deceived the medics). If the NHS Clinicians has wrongly deemed you unfit for work and you have believed that and stopped working, then you have given up a lot of money in lost earnings, (court case etc) if ATOS is correct of course. If it is that ATOS is wrong and your NHS diagnosis is correct (a statemenmt of which, can be obtained under the “Freedom of Information Act”, then the NHS staff must defend their professional integrity or risk being taken to court themselves. If the NHS are proved correct, then that will prove ATOS have attempted to defraud the benefit claimant. Just work one against the other and let them shoot at each others foot :o)

    Go to http://www.fmotl.com and read the free e-book by Veronica: Chapman (or buy it or ask for it at your Libary), on WHAT the LAW actually is, you will not believe how we are all deceived by government, the judiciery and the police.

    Those are my thoughts, I could be wrong, but its worth thinking about and exploring further.

    Good luck and Best Wishes

    Comment by Jim — January 31, 2012 @ 11:37 pm

  18. Hello Jim.

    I have to admire you because obviously you have done a lot of thinking on how to legally beat these criminals, your suggestion to not fill in the form ESA 50 is perfectly legitimate and you do raise some good points as well, you have probably worked out by now that to prove this legal action will have to be taken because take it from me they WILL stop your benefits, when it says on the letter which accompanies the ESA 50 your benefits MAY be affected if you do not comply, they don’t actually mean the word MAY they mean the word WILL and taking them to court is probably a winner because the evidence of their corruption is overwhelming and more than enough to convince any judge even a corrupt one.

    Since you will not be getting legal aid when you attend your litigation attempt on ATOS healthcare and therefore the British Government, there is the little matter of finding around a million pounds or so to ensure a smooth win.
    DO YOU HAVE A MILLION POUNDS TO SPARE ?. Maybe we can ask Veronica ? I doubt very much if she would even bother to reply JIM.

    If a person can’t get money from the DWP because of bent judges then your points are academic Jim http://www.blottr.com/london/breaking-news/dwp-sued-malicious-tort-breach-dpa-claimant-benefit-punished.

    Comment by dwpexamination — February 1, 2012 @ 6:55 am

  19. Have put a FOI request into the DWP and i have not even been seen by ATOS yet.
    Sent them a big parcel of hospital letters from 6 consultants, the package cost me £4 to send, but i dare say that none of the letters will be taken into account,, have severe crohns disease with adhesion’s,chronic pain to the bowel adhesion’s,Hiatus hernia causing daily gastric pain, with esophageal reflux and gastritis, severe RLS, and depression and anxiety caused by chronic pain, but i am sure i will be forced back to work after a year.
    Great i am a nurse and they cannot make any adaptions.


    Comment by alisonsgypt — February 10, 2012 @ 9:38 pm

  20. Hello Allison.

    If I was in charge of the FOI requests and seen your FOI and all that information you succinctly and eloquently requested, I would almost certainly go in to cardiac arrest immediately, and would also most probably burst my sphincter.

    Comment by dwpexamination — February 10, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

  21. Think i will go back onto the ward and collapse.
    Have you heard of any cases where the person has not had to go for a medical because of all the documentation they have sent from hospital consultants?
    I doubt it if they can turn cancer patients down.
    They will have a job on their hands, if i can beat Social Services they will have a real job on there hands.i will probably be a blithering crying idiot on the day of examination.brilliant website, do you get much spam to your site?

    Comment by alisonsgypt — February 10, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

  22. The next one will be how many reminder letters have atos sent out to clients in the past year,although the client has 10 days to send their form back these intimidating letters are sent to clients even though they have more than a week to ensure that their questionnaire gets there on time.

    Comment by alisonsgypt — February 10, 2012 @ 10:31 pm

  23. Allison.

    Yes I’ve heard of cases where people haven’t had to go for a medical but just received a letter from the DWP saying they are entitled to ESA and so on, but this is only just recently and the reason I believe it’s happening is because of the enormous pressure that’s been brought to bear on ATOS, they are struggling to cope as it is, what with all the new customers (sic) they are herding in there, not only that but the various blogs and forums like this http://dwpexaminations.blacktrianglecampaign.org/phpBB3/ amongst others are creating absolute havoc for ATOS and the DWP.


    Comment by dwpexamination — February 10, 2012 @ 10:47 pm

  24. Do you mean the ESA 50 Allison ? because if you do mean the ESA 50 then it’s a month you have to fill it in and send it back, sometimes they phone and remind you even if you have only had the form for a couple of days, I just say to them politely YES I’M FILLING IT IN, WON’T BE LONG NOW. Then I put the phone down and give a one fingered salute…LOL.

    On the sister forum one of our members put in an FOI asking who investigates the complaints against ATOS ? the DWP replied that it was not in the public interest to inform anyone who is responsible for complaints against ATOS, in other words it’s a secret…What they like ? a bunch of jokers they must think we are idiots and incapable of working it out for ourselves…LOL.

    (PS) I meant to say, yes we get lots of spam on our site.

    Comment by dwpexamination — February 10, 2012 @ 10:57 pm

  25. Yes the main questionnaire you have to fill in.
    Got a letter from Atos on 30th January 2012, stating that they had not received by questionnaire, it was not due back until 8th February.
    The large package of medical notes, questionnaire, was sent by recorded delivery on 30th, they received it the next day.
    I was waiting for a hospital letter to arrive.
    I suppose their next excuse will be they have lost everything.

    Comment by alisonsgypt — February 11, 2012 @ 2:23 pm

  26. Yes an ESA 50 Questionnaire, I’ve just received mine this morning and have to return it by 14th of March, but I’m really slow at filling mine in (Used to be really fast at filling them in, and heard from them immediately) so they should receive mine around the 14th of March.
    I was only informed I was entitled to ESA three weeks ago !! And they are on my back already, but I was not disappointed because I have already psyched myself up with mental Anti-ATOS training over the last three years…..LOL.

    Comment by dwpexamination — February 11, 2012 @ 3:37 pm

  27. I got one of these reminder letters from ATOS – the reason I hadn’t returned it? I was in hospital having major surgery!!!

    Comment by sugarbear — March 11, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

  28. Did you wake up from the surgery with the reminder in your hand…LOL.

    Comment by dwpexamination — March 11, 2012 @ 5:39 pm

  29. didnt do me any good ad the op thursday and while im in they phonning the house and my wife says im in hospital having a op so the following wk letter sent to house for appointment atos two wks time .made the appointment but this is my third time and didnt think i get any points like the times bfore but must have got 15 points this time has my money is still coming jeff

    Comment by jeffrey davies — April 2, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

  30. Hi Jeff.

    Are you saying you have been given an appointment in two weeks time for an assessment ?, and you have just been released from your hospital sick bed ?.

    Comment by dwpexamination — April 2, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

  31. no been and gone. i forgot the best i had a appoinment not long after coming out this is the best bit after getting there atos swansea branch i get to sit in the waiting room for a bit .then called by a nice lady so my wife said anyway wife sits then as i put my backside onto seat the person who was interviewing me said she had phoned neath general up and then cardiff and the doctor she spoke to had told her the inplant had gone well and i would be fit for work in a few wks time.well i asked her was she a doctor no a nurse well i said get real one in .well the outcome was a i had it stopped and a new one made four wks later so this is now six wks after op not two like the other one.which was about two wks but i felt ok.but the second one was by another nurse and they had promised doctor but i had caught some stomack bug day bfore and just wanted it over with .but the outcome must have been i had 15 points as my money has not stopped and its been about 8wks.in the mean time ive written to my mp p hayne and had a reply of the dwp minister saying atos was doing a wonderful job and they had not known about my op or they would have waited a few wks bfore calling me and a few more lies in their reply to said minister. well after the reply went and sent another email to haine but no reply so sent a few times still no reply.in the mean time back in again lead inplant in top part of heart loss so anther op to put it right this time told no out for a while .so left out the following day friday after op anyway following wk i walk to neath and p hains office and speak to his secetary who i strees why havent he reply to emails well return home no harm done. the following day get a phone call from job centre that i had a interveiw monday with them but i didnt have to attend it could be done over the phone

    Comment by jeffrey davies — April 2, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

  32. this after giving hains secetary a ear full theres loads more but my memory is shit and its my wife says somethings and sometimes it gives me a help in remembering it

    Comment by jeffrey davies — April 2, 2012 @ 3:39 pm

  33. yes ive asked haine to ask dwp minister why did atos lie when they said they didnt know about my op .and why did they not say this was the second time in a month i had been to them and bless them for travell by car twenty miles they give me five pounds petrol money which is being framed and put on the wall jeff ( yes i had come out of hospital the first time and went to their appoinment but i felt ok }as it was only pacemaker surgery and didnt feel to bad it was the second op that did me jeff

    Comment by jeffrey davies — April 2, 2012 @ 3:45 pm

  34. Is that the same Peter Hain who was inspired to get involved in politics by the struggle against bigotry and discrimination ?.
    He’s a joker, and I hope you all vote him out on his ass come the election.
    This Government and the last lot are all in it together, it’s all a scam and Mr Hain knows it, he would do well to listen to Paul Farmer, he’s just resigned as CEO from the Charity MIND, was helping them in talks with the DWP, he sees now the WCA is all a scam, and in his words ”Not fit for purpose” of course don’t bother scouring through the news on the mainstream media, because you won’t see it mentioned, they cover all this ant–ATOS stuff up.

    Comment by dwpexamination — April 2, 2012 @ 4:02 pm

  35. i remenber my grandfather who said mps they only good for other peoples wifes or husbands and the money in your pocket and cant tell the truth only lies thats off someone in the sixtys they new then

    Comment by jeffrey davies — April 2, 2012 @ 8:21 pm

  36. At least back in the sixties they tried to cover up their lying, now they don’t even bother to do that..!!

    Comment by dwpexamination — April 2, 2012 @ 9:04 pm

  37. well another dreaded letter arrived telling me my money could be stopped at end of the mounth as my esa as run out and but never mind im in the work related part as they think im fit for work so pherhaps they might help me with my benefits jeff

    Comment by jeffrey davies — April 14, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

  38. Sorry Jeff I need more information before I can grasp your situation. Please advice and why not join our sister forum at dwpexamination.org where you will meet more people in our situation.

    Comment by dwpexamination — April 14, 2012 @ 6:39 pm

  39. am a reg member on that forum ive posted so many sites ive forgoten whot ive said pluss with my memory loss it makes life interesting as i cant say that i said it as wife tells me i had .but now a letter end of wk stating my contrabution esa is running out at the end of the month and should phone this number up to find out whot is happening or whot i can claim now if anything so have to wait and c and bcause ive got a pacemaker inplant have been put in wrag group even though im still under the hospital as i had the first implant taken out as of trouble with it and second one done but that leaves me with pain in chest and had to breath which makes walking some days bad but not to worry i could be working in the next few wks if the goverment get their way

    Comment by jeffrey davies — April 15, 2012 @ 4:38 pm

  40. i am in dispute with my GP, with reference to poor practice which has resulted in myself needing surgery, i am in the process of changing GP, so i was waundering if it would be acceptable for my to supply a written letter in support of my ESP appeal from my new GP at a later date,? i do not think my present GP would do me any favours, with submitting a report from him, i have got the bundle to handover at my DWP tomorrow,with reference an appeal to go into the support group for a few months insted of the WRAG group, i suppose i am lucky in the fact that i received my medical report from the DWP last Monday, and my paperwork for appeal has to be in by

    Comment by alisonsgypt — April 15, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

  41. Continued, appeal has to be in by 21st April 2012, i have had a letter on Saturday informing that my contribution based ESA will fiish on 30th April 2012, but a gentleman from the DWP, got his name said that the 365 days should finish in the middle of May, it is worth challenging this?

    Comment by alisonsgypt — April 15, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

  42. I need more information, how long have you been on esa and in the WRAG?

    Comment by dwpexamination — April 15, 2012 @ 7:23 pm

  43. You can ask, he should be professional enough to oblige but given the circumstances he may choose not to.

    Comment by dwpexamination — April 15, 2012 @ 7:23 pm

  44. Its always worth challenging any decision to remove a benefit to which you are entitled.

    Comment by dwpexamination — April 15, 2012 @ 7:24 pm

  45. Thank you,

    Comment by alisonsgypt — April 15, 2012 @ 7:44 pm

  46. Does anybody know how long it takes the DWP to put ESA appeal paperwork on computer? i submitted it last Thursday 19th April 2012 at my local job centre plus, it needed to be in by 21st April 2012.
    I have just telephoned the VERY CARING DWP, who stated that the documentation had not been added yet

    Comment by alisonsgypt — April 24, 2012 @ 12:41 pm

  47. dwpexamination.

    I have tried all the links above to your sister forum and dwpexamination.org, for some time now, but Internet explorer cannot display the page.

    Jeffrey Davies. I assume your from Neath? Peter Hain is a total plonker – and that is putting it mildly.

    Comment by Rhyddian — May 17, 2012 @ 11:19 am

  48. Hello Rhyddian.

    Have you tried firefox ? it’s excellent, I had similar problems with IE and so I just binned it, with firefox it’s free and no problems, and I downloaded ‘Do not track plus’ which stops all those idiotic adverts etc, that’s free too.

    Comment by dwpexamination — May 17, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

  49. DWPExamination,

    My fault, I should have added it to my OP above. I have tried Google Chrome And Firefox and get the same issue. :(


    The connection was reset

    The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.

    The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
    If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer’s network
    If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
    that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

    Comment by Rhyddian — May 17, 2012 @ 1:56 pm

  50. Hello Rhyddian.

    I’ve had that reset nonsense as well even with firefox, but it’s been only temporary and just waited a few minutes and I was back on, I don’t know what causes it, will speak to the technical guy on the http://www.dwpexamination.org site and ask what can cause it and if there’s a solution..!!

    Comment by dwpexamination — May 17, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

  51. Many Thanks DWPE.

    Comment by Rhyddian — May 17, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

  52. rhyddian hello i never had any trouble signing into http//:dwpexamination.org no www just http try it and i use explorer and firefox and see you on there jeff3

    Comment by jeffery davies — May 23, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

  53. whots happening today dwpexamination site down or is it this end jeff3

    Comment by jeffery davies — May 25, 2012 @ 9:28 am

  54. Just a temporary glitch Jeff, the same happened this morning at the http://www.dwpexamination.org forum.

    Comment by dwpexamination — May 25, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

  55. I attended a work related interview two weeks ago and was told by the adviser there to sign off ESA as i was now a voluntary client, due to them only paying my national insurance stamp, my contribution based esa was stopped on 30th April 2012, as i had been on it for a year, couldn’t get income based esa as my husband is working full time.
    After being put into the WRAG group with 18 points post atos examination in April 2012, i decided to put an appeal in to be placed in the support group for 6 months, i had new medical evidence post surgery to add to a very large bundle, which contained medical evidence from 5 consultants, documentation for the past five years,i didn’t send in any supporting evidence from my GP, but said i would add that at a later stage.
    To by disbelief a brown envelope popped through the letter box this morning, wow i have been put into the support group for six months, and that was after reconsideration, without even going to tribunal .
    The thing is my WRAG adviser said that i would have no chance with being put in the support group, and that group was for individuals that would never ever work again i told her i had no intention with reference to closing my claim down.I HAVE WON AND IT IS DOWN TO ALL THE SUPPORT I HAVE RECEIVED FROM THIS WEBSITE MANY THANKS.
    I must admit that i had put a very impressive court bundle together, but expected to go to tribunal, and would of represented myself LIP, but with the help i have had from you guys i would be very happy to assist others with reference to appeal and putting their documents together, even though i run a national support group with reference to family court injustice, i would still be prepared to advise others, i have had one or two good days as of late, so please feel free to contact me,
    My co workers at Parents Against Injustice are keeping things together there while i am ill, but please please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Comment by alisonsgypt — June 9, 2012 @ 5:54 pm

  56. Hello Alison.

    People need to know their rights, what they can and can’t do, so any help is welcome, at the moment the DWP have every advantage there is, it’s all very one sided.
    Everyone needs to understand, ATOS are a criminal organisation, there’s no doubt about that, and the DWP know this but still use these bent so called medical assessments to terrorise and ruin peoples lives, as far as I’m concerned they are just as guilty and just as criminal as ATOS.

    Comment by dwpexamination — June 10, 2012 @ 2:55 am

  57. Hi there, I am a disabled lawyer who is currently unable to work, have my first ESA assessment next week, am horrified what I have found out about ATOS and UNUM Provident, Id like to get involved and help as much as I can with the campaign, perhaps we could have a chat as I have something of interest. Also, I see that the black triangle campaign website appears to not be working at the moment?

    Comment by Sian — June 13, 2012 @ 8:16 am

  58. If anybody needs any help please feel free to e mail me alison.stevens44@gmail.com, i would be happy to advise regarding documentation for appeal and reconsideration, also to assist pro bono, with reference to tribunal representation, and LIP high court tribunal.
    This makes me so angry, CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER AT ITS WORST.

    Comment by alisonsgypt — June 17, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

  59. just left a nice comment for the express to publish…funny that all this has been going on for years,and all of a sudden they start printing a few bits each week. and how come they never let you post links to places like this and calumslist.
    Welcome to the fight alison

    Comment by Philip Howard — July 16, 2012 @ 5:10 pm


    Comment by jeffery davies — July 16, 2012 @ 6:35 pm

  61. Employment Minister Chris Grayling said:
    “It’s in everybody’s interest that we get the Work Capability Assessment right first time. We have put a huge amount of effort into trying to improve our decision making. I want a much better understanding of why judges often do not agree – and particularly why they believe the people whose appeals they uphold really cannot return to any form of work. It’s obviously better to help people back to work if we possibly can, rather than leaving them stranded on benefits for the rest of their lives.”

    Comment by Anonymous — July 24, 2012 @ 12:41 pm

  62. My Brother in Law has just received his health questionnaire by ATOSSERS, he has only been on the sick for just over a month and not even received an ESA payment as of yet.

    Comment by alisonsgypt — July 24, 2012 @ 1:25 pm

  63. tell him good luck , but he does want to have it recorded tell him and not to leave them off with their lies its broken or they still got to come into the atossers offices ,only if they record it so please tell him record it jeff3 http://www.dwpexamination.org where all are welcome and talk and help on atos and dwp and the tricks they play with us

    Comment by jeffery davies — July 24, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

  64. We have a home visit tomorrow :(

    So far:-
    – WCA gave 0 points and the report was a complete fallacy of what actually happened. ATOS later said it wasn’t up to their standards but have refused to comment more on a point by point complaint. (restored on appeal)
    – Previous ATOS medical report was so easy to prove it was so incorrect. They even said that the consultant’s report was ‘not medically reasonable’ !!!!

    For anyone else suffering ATOS, I definitely recommend writing a complaint to the DWP (not ATOS), copy it to your own mp and to chris grayling. Keep escalating the complaint and don’t be fobbed off.

    Comment by dee — July 24, 2012 @ 9:52 pm

  65. Hi Dee.

    Thanks for that, let us know what happens tomorrow ?.

    Comment by dwpexamination — July 24, 2012 @ 10:49 pm

  66. Daily Mail, today.
    Only seven per cent of incapacity claimants are sick enough to stay on benefits for good.
    The results of new and tougher tests show the vast majority are either fit enough to work, or abandon their application half-way through.
    All fresh applicants for the Employment and Support Allowance, which is replacing Incapacity Benefit, must undergo the work capability assessments.

    The resulting figures, which will reopen debate about ‘workshy’ Britain, show that 39 per cent were found fit enough to take a job.
    A further 17 per cent were deemed able to do some form of work, with the right support.
    More than one in three dropped out in the application process and only one in 14 was too sick to undertake any employment.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2018874/Incapacity-benefit-Just-1-14-sickness-claimants-unfit-work.html#ixzz21dgFjf6x

    Comment by Roger Jarman — July 25, 2012 @ 1:03 pm

  67. Thank you dwpexamination,
    Just had the HCP around. Some of it seemed ok but it was just a box filling exercise rather than a medical assessment. Many questions were clearly leading ones but my partner did her best to stand her ground and tell the truth and not be led. Some examples were even after she told them that she didn’t cook (and why), he later asked 3 times more with phrases such as ‘so you can cook sometimes….’.
    Around 3/4 way through he was repeating some questions such as ‘can you get up yourself’ and as she sometimes can and sometimes can’t she replied ‘yes sometimes, at other times….’ and the HCP ticked the ‘yes’ box. After 2 or 3 of these questions I stopped the assessment and explained how inappropriate this was. He explained that he only had a yes / no box to fill in and he honestly expected me to then answer in a yes/no fashion!
    He became aggressive with my partner for a while and I stopped him as she was in tears and very very confused. He then said if he were to write down that she needed help with everything then they might appoint a full time carer for her (!). Thankfully this didn’t put her off and she just continued to tell the truth and not his preferred version.

    He was annoyed when he asked the question ‘can you turn in bed yourself or do you need help’. We kept repeating that my partner is only able to lie on her back and it is not possible for her to turn at all and so is impossible to answer that question. He kept saying that he needed to fill one of the boxes in !!!

    He was also visibly annoyed when we did not give an answer to ‘how many good days a month’ (as she has a wildly fluctuating condition and it is impossible to answer), and when I asked him to clarify what a ‘typical’ day meant in the context of her particular condition.

    At the end of it, we said the important things, didn’t say a lot of supplementary things (but these are in the appeal anyway) and in any case I am very unsure as to what extent things were written down that we did say.

    I guess they may be ok with single, more straightforward conditions, but their questioning, understanding and professionalism is not suited to anything more complex.

    I recorded everything and will look forward to checking their report.

    Best wishes and thanks again for the great advice available on this site.

    To anyone else undergoing this… Whilst I am sure I am not brilliant at this, my partner would have had no chance at all of making herself or her condition understood without me being there. Make sure you have someone present! Try also to have someone go through typical questions in a mock assessment beforehand, whilst you don’t want it to sound staged, it is *very* easy for you to say the incorrect thing in an assessment when you are being led by the HCP.

    Comment by dee — July 25, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

  68. Thanks Dee…Just another day at the office for him, the moral is, if the question can only be answered as a positive or a negative then choose the one that suits you, for instance can you turn in bed without help from another person ? then you answer NO, and if asked why ? you reply I thought you said you can only write Yes or No ? so why do you want to know why I can’t turn over without help.

    If they are awkward then you get awkward but make sure it suits you, anyway could you let us know your result ? good luck..!!

    Comment by dwpexamination — July 25, 2012 @ 3:43 pm

  69. ah the atos moment when your eyes and ears cant beleive it the questions being asked not one relating to your medical needs they only tick the boxes that says we fit for work but hope dee yoy ok and the right outcome prevails dont forget they got a good site at http://www.dwpexamination.org where you meet people like you and questions answered doesnt cost anyhting and only help you understand it a bit better jeff3

    Comment by jeffery davies — July 25, 2012 @ 5:22 pm

  70. Please see the following link to register your concerns – 3rd review of the WCA:


    Dont think your answers wont count – they will do far more than us just writing on forums and facebook, but perhaps we can share some of our responses on the forum here. Enjoy!

    Comment by Schmooo — July 26, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

  71. Hi guys, I have 3 mental health problems and a genetic cancer that causes joint and muscle pain. Can you advice me on my APPEAL TO BE PUT ON THE SUPPORT GROUP rather then WRG. I was so sick on my 1st work related group and looked tired that the Job centre guy just sent me home quickly. He was clearly uncomfortable.

    HELP GUYS, I have not family as I run away after a life long of abuse and have no one to help if my benefits get taken away. I have only SUICIDE to consider

    Comment by Life Survivor — July 31, 2012 @ 4:08 pm

  72. Please feel free to email me for advice, i was put into the WRAG group, and put five years of medical documentation together, took it into the local DWP office, the bundle was already for tribunal,and high court as well if required, but they reconsidered, so didn’t have to go to tribunal.There are many people on this sight that have been plagued on a daily basis by this rotten system,APPEAL APPEAL APPEAL, i will help you all the way. alison.stevens 44@gmail.com, we are all here for you.x

    Comment by alisonsgypt — July 31, 2012 @ 4:22 pm

  73. Thanks for the help Alison !!, Life Survivor you can also visit the forum http://www.dwpexamination.org and get supplementary help from our members as well.

    Comment by dwpexamination — July 31, 2012 @ 6:07 pm

  74. listen we are on site to help with your problems of this cruel system atos dwp for those who think of ending it please please please come over to sister site as above where we support you with help and all the advice so please come visit you l not be sorry only happy with whot we all share http://www.dwpexamination.org come there are plenty like us jeff3

    Comment by jeffery davies — August 1, 2012 @ 7:39 am

  75. been expecting the dreaded interogation at atos an lo an behold it drops through the letter box this morning 10/08. an i have an interogation at stanley street in hull,, at 3:05pm the same day what a joke to short notice to arrange for someone to attend with me.so now stressing about attending on my own or ringing atossers to get another interogation date

    Comment by Niel Bywood — August 10, 2012 @ 7:41 am

  76. Niel…I hope you asaked for the assessment to be recorded ? there’s an ugly rumour going around that ATOS are liars and charlatans.

    Comment by dwpexamination — August 10, 2012 @ 7:51 am

  77. still debating ringing them and telling them that 6hours is to short notice. ok the post ist out of atos control.didnt know you could ask for interview to be recorded i thought they did that covertly :)

    Comment by Niel Bywood — August 10, 2012 @ 7:56 am

  78. You can get your assessment recorded by ATOS, everyone is demanding it now, especially after seeing the dispatches programme last week.

    Comment by dwpexamination — August 10, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

  79. nah atos lie they only strech the truth and have very good healing staff working for them all have got jesuses healing property jeff3

    Comment by Jeffrey Davies — August 10, 2012 @ 7:18 pm

  80. I just thought Id do a bit research and see what the governments response to the exposure on the panorama and dispatches documentaries was.

    As expected, Professor Harrington, the independent adviser on the WCA, who raised concerns during the programmes: “removed from post”.

    Comment by Schmooo — August 10, 2012 @ 7:29 pm

  81. That’s why they call ATOS Lourdes, the sick and infirm go in and come out miraculously cured..!!

    Comment by dwpexamination — August 10, 2012 @ 8:09 pm

  82. Removed from his post, and soon to be found at the back of a tree..!!

    Comment by dwpexamination — August 11, 2012 @ 8:55 am


    Comment by Jeffrey Davies — August 11, 2012 @ 9:40 am

  84. Hi got my atos assement tomorrow by a doctor at home. Really stressed in case it isn’t a living dead day (how ironic). I suppose if I have the energy to appeal it proves I can work at something.

    Comment by Cheryl — October 2, 2012 @ 9:46 pm

  85. Hi Cheryl,
    Very good luck. Try to record it (on your phone maybe ?) and ask for the assessment report afterwards and go through it to see if it is what actually happened. On my partners, he missed much of the medication off and hardly listed any of the side effects etc.
    Also don’t be pressurised into giving the answer you think they want. … and don’t give a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer if the answer isn’t yes or no. Forexample, ‘can you get up by yourself’ – my partner said ‘yes on a good day but usually….’ and by this time he had ticked yes and gone onto the next question.

    Best of luck,

    Comment by dwpnegligence — October 2, 2012 @ 9:56 pm

  86. thankyou Dee will it be the same then being a doctor as a normal form filling in assessor. So would I have to say depends on which day or not on a living dead day and go for negative first in everything. So essentially again this form is not applicable to someone with CFS/Fibro then. How can they not understand I am desperate to work, have done since I was 11years old. Tried and failed miserably for the last 5years. Even been handed on a plate a good business that I couldn’t do. dreading it. What a rant !!!! sorry

    Comment by Cheryl — October 2, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

  87. Another question does anyone have access to the form they are filling in so that we know what they will ask??

    Comment by Cheryl — October 2, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

  88. You’re welcome. My partner is the same, she would love to be able to go back to work and has says she wished she was the person that the ATOS reports say she is. Try to tell him everything, give him time to write it down, If you think he hasn’t written it, reiterate it. (Especially the side effects part if this is applicable to you). If he says ‘the dwp only allow me to put yes or no’, say that he can annotate comments by the side.

    Comment by dwpnegligence — October 2, 2012 @ 10:15 pm

  89. ok. thankyou very much

    Comment by Cheryl — October 2, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

  90. (response to comment 88) is this a home visit by ATOS for DLA or ESA ? mail me at gottstrafeengland@gmail.com and I’ll scan ours if it is the same as your assessment if I’m still up!

    Comment by dwpnegligence — October 2, 2012 @ 10:20 pm

  91. Hi its for DLA. Esa arent’ giving me a problem and actually don’t want to entertain trying to help me to work.

    Comment by Cheryl — October 2, 2012 @ 10:31 pm

  92. cheryl come on over to http://www.dwpexamination.org where we will help you with atos and be with people like us who support each other jeff3

    Comment by jeffrey davies (@jeffrey33333) — October 3, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

  93. What’s happening with the forum? I can only see the index page.

    All other pages show an “Error 404 – File Not Found” message.

    Comment by Notwelliam — November 3, 2012 @ 1:02 am

  94. its the ste ;lost their start up files or denial of service attack they working like mad to fix it jeff3 why not join us on face book phill pitfall annana and jeff3

    Comment by jeffrey davies (@jeffrey33333) — November 3, 2012 @ 10:15 am

  95. I had my WCA this week and it was absolutely bloody terrifying! The nurse doing the “examination” was totally condescending and patronising. When she noted I had attempted suicide on several occasions she asked me (verbatim) “And why haven’t you managed to kill yourself yet?” I was utterly at a loss for words but i wish i had “Frequently had episodes of disinhibited, aggressive or uncontrollable behaviour that would be unreasonable in any workplace”. Voila! 15 points. Instead i was so shocked I could only mutter darkly “That’s a VERY good question”.

    That’s like asking a termnal cancer patient why hasn’t the cancer killed them yet. absolutely bloody disgusting and as soon as i get some money I’m writing and complaining to my MP, ATOS, DWP, writing to my local paper and kicking up one bastard of a shitstorm! Pardon my Anglo-Saxon here but these fuckers need to stop their grubby profiteering at the expense of “The most vulnerable in our society”. Yeah, nice one Dave….

    I requested the HCP report and appeal form the next morning (I was surprised how quickly the DWP answered the phone! Ive got the appeal form but not the report yet.

    Comment by Depressed — November 10, 2012 @ 3:37 pm

  96. Hi depressed.

    Your experience was par for the course and seems strange but as I indicated it’s actually very common.
    Anyway, get a sickline from your GP and fill in the GL24 form, mention you would like to be paid the assessment rate while you wait for the appeal to be heard.
    And when the ESA85 eventually arrives, fill it in (Take copies) and send it to the DWP and say here’s the rest of my appeal please forward it to the appeal service on my behalf.
    If they don’t then you will have a copy to take to the appeal service.

    Please log in to our sister site http://www.dwpexamination.org and they can help with any appeal type problems you might have.

    Comment by dwpexamination — November 10, 2012 @ 5:28 pm

  97. i wished you had found dwpexamination .org where you would have been told to have it recorded or taking one yourself as this atos is getting away with murder and nowts been done about it ids has stayed behind but this man and his cohorts now whts happening at atos and must clap their hands every day with amount they stop getting benefits only to give the moneys they save to their mates who can and do award themselves bonuses were we can only dream about nah atos is the land of the lies and untruths told daily just to stopp your monies jeff3

    Comment by jeffrey davies (@jeffrey33333) — November 11, 2012 @ 11:24 am

  98. Depressed,
    There were a couple of TV documentaries aired in the summer one on Panorama and a Dispatches one, on one of these we were told that an HCP said exactly the same question as you had ie how come you aren’t dead then to a claimant who had severe depression and had attempted suicide several times. Unbelievable. Im surprised that one of these nasty HCPs isnt dead yet, but Im convinced the day of judgment will come! (with help from us all continuing to fight this evil system). Make sure you do complain to your MP, tribunal if it gets that far, etc etc. You can complain to ATOS as well but just be warned it might fall on deaf ears! What you might want to do now is write a diary of what happened at the assessment, all details, its not too late, but do it sooner than later so you can recall as much as possible and its still fresh in your mind.

    Comment by Shanmoo — November 11, 2012 @ 3:32 pm

  99. I have a question here, are there any disabled people working as ATOS assessors? If not my hand is up ooo employ me ,employ me ATOS because right now your organisation along with the Department of Dim Witted Prats (DWP) look like a bunch of idiots and has become a long standing joke in disabled people and their healthy family and friends culture! As I always say it is like Polar bears accessing a snakes need for heat, what the heck does a Polar Bear know!?! Am fed up of the normals doing disabled people’s jobs, bump these time wasters out off work and stick those who may need help dressing and ok need help in the bathroom etc but who have good empathy, good belief systems and more importantly knowledge of their client base! Only real disabled people can make a real impact on supporting other disabled people into work, we are fed up with normals taking up disabled assesment and advisory positions and these ridiculously subjective trivial Cosmopolitan tick box quizzes established by some bone head who no doubt has no idea of disability!

    Comment by Rosey — December 3, 2012 @ 10:57 am

  100. Disabled people working for ATOS ? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO they hate disabled people, why would they want to go and do a thing like that ?.

    Comment by dwpexamination — December 3, 2012 @ 1:40 pm

  101. ah that word the swear word of the disabled nah its better to live and die free not working for those who they abuse daily nah it would kill you evenually as of guilt jeff3

    Comment by jeffrey davies (@jeffrey33333) — December 3, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

  102. The reminder letter dropped through the letter box this morning, from ATTOSSERS, and the bullying DWP.
    I have another 8 days to return the medical questionnaire, so i telephoned them to say that i am waiting for the latest letter from a hospital consultant, and also stated that i will be sending the big bundle by recorded delivery my Monday or Tuesday next week.
    With regards to sending them 23 years of occupational health notes, as well, would you send this lot to the DWP as well for the decision maker, or post to the decision maker if i have to go for a reconsideration or appeal?
    Can i also request to be seen by a DR, when i send my questionnaire off?, also has anybody on here ever asked the HCP Dr for their GMC registration number at the day of their corrupt medical examination.? and if so did that individual refuse to disclose the results.

    Comment by Anonymous — February 1, 2013 @ 1:06 pm

  103. A friend of mine has also taken her esa claim to appeal, she has now had her contribution based esa stopped and is appealing to go into the support group, they are up to their eyes in debt, she has now gone on to claim jsa, because she cant afford to live, would this put her appeal in jeopardy? would they stop the appeal going through?

    Comment by Anonymous — February 1, 2013 @ 1:13 pm

  104. Hello Anonymous.

    Send the lot with the questionnaire to ATOS when you see fit, just make sure it’s not over the Monthly deadline.
    if you are found fit for work by the DWP then they always ask when you appeal if you have any new evidence before they make their final decision.

    You can ask to be seen by a Doctor who specialises in your health condition, sometimes they agree and sometimes they don’t.
    You can also ask the HCP for their GMC registration number and sometimes they agree, but we have found that some of these chancers aren’t even members of the GMC.
    Therefore if they don’t agree then that can be a possible reason why..!!

    Comment by dwpexamination — February 1, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

  105. Hello Anonymous.

    The DWP insist that it doesn’t affect your appeal if you sign on for work, all I can say is if I was sitting on a panel and having to decide whether a person is so ill they are appealing to get in the support group, then I’d be wondering why they can be so ill and still sign on for work.

    Of course the panel would have to know that one was signing on, and if the DWP don’t tell them in their part of the appeal submission then it’s academic, because obviously the appellant isn’t going to be stupid enough to tell them.

    But this is the question – do the DWP slyly tell the appeal service in their submission or not – as yet I don’t know.

    Comment by dwpexamination — February 1, 2013 @ 1:50 pm

  106. Can i also request to be seen by a DR, well you can but then they wont suply one mostprobaly it be a nurse as in my case seen by a lying nurse had it stopped and wanted a real doctor so after newmerous cancelations by atos get there but lo and behold a nurse comes out to greet me into her lair so yes they lie and go back on their word as when i complained about the lying nurse they used this that i went into the assesment with a nurse but wernt told the truth to our mps who get the atos statement of lies

    Comment by jeffery davies — February 1, 2013 @ 2:54 pm

  107. last time at assesment which when it went bfor my mp its called by atos sers a medical but to us a assesment but the nurse did give her name cant remember if her number was given but most dont jeff3

    Comment by jeffery davies — February 1, 2013 @ 2:58 pm

  108. The nurse that i saw last year was not even registered with the NMC, i am still dealing with that issue.

    Comment by Anonymous — February 1, 2013 @ 3:10 pm

  109. Well my big bundle has gone off finally by recorded delivery yesterday in a big jiffy bag, the questionnaire needed to be back by 8th February 2013, i have told them i need to add more, THE VICIOUS CIRCLE OF DOOM STARTS AGAIN,

    Comment by Anonymous — February 7, 2013 @ 7:48 pm

  110. Yes best to wait as long as possible before sending the ESA50 Questionnaire back. Why hurry to be told you’re no longer entitled to benefits.

    Comment by dwpexamination — February 7, 2013 @ 9:16 pm

  111. I have bin so lost with all this iv tryed so hard as im told i can work but have proved by trying to work in a charity shop for a few hours my body wont let me please help me dont have any idear how im to cope with all this

    Comment by Anonymous — February 8, 2013 @ 1:06 am

  112. Hello Anonymous.

    You need to tell us a little about yourself, are you appealing ? are you signing on etc.
    When were you assessed by ATOS ?, were you on income related ESA (Means tested) ?, or did you have enough national insurance stamps for Contributory ESA ?.
    You don’t need to work in a charity shop, there are things you can do like appealing and getting money and help etc.

    Comment by dwpexamination — February 8, 2013 @ 5:18 am

  113. Have recieved notification from DWP that my wife is to be placed in the WRAG group from March 3rd.
    Strangely they have come to this decision without any input from our GP. I know this because my wife has been very il recently and our doctor has been visiting her at home. We asked him if he had been asked by ATOS/DWP for information about my wife and as of the 15th feb (when we asked )he had heard nothing!
    So I assume that the decision has been made without refrence to the GP and in another twist the the WRAG letter was dated the 15th as well!
    We are of course going to appeal as my wife is patently NOT able to work.
    Although how ATOS came to the conclusion WITHOUT a PHYSICAL assesment I will never know.

    On a lighter note have ATOS been forwarded to the HOLY SEE at the vatican for SAINTHOOD status as yet? I mean obviously if they can cure so many of disabilities merely by producing a miraculous cure letter then they are doing significantly better than JC himself..

    You have to laugh or they will get under your skin…

    Will let you know (miracle cures not withstanding) how our appeal goes..

    Comment by Deadpansean — February 20, 2013 @ 3:54 pm

  114. That’s ATOS real name ”LOURDES” because folks who go in crippled come out miraculously cured.

    Let us know how the appeal goes then, and make sure you get the ESA85 assessment report to help the appeal ? well they must have compiled a report because how would they know she was not entitled to the support group without one.
    And if they didn’t compile a report then you will want to know why ?.

    Comment by dwpexamination — February 20, 2013 @ 4:06 pm

  115. ATOS/DWP is doing a great job in weeding out the disabled fakers! Just check out disabled parking places. The majority exit the vehicles normally & walk off normally – fakers! They should have their badges & cars removed!

    Comment by Ed Scott — February 23, 2013 @ 11:38 pm

  116. You understand and know nothing of ATOS Ed, so why don’t you just sit down and shut up you prick..!!

    Comment by dwpexamination — February 24, 2013 @ 6:12 am

  117. Oh, sit and watch disabled getting in and out of cars all day do you Ed? Sounds like you know more about disabilities than we do then. God has noted your hatred.

    Comment by Anonymous — February 24, 2013 @ 10:40 am

  118. Ps. Moron.

    Comment by Anonymous — February 24, 2013 @ 10:44 am

  119. Did I not tell you to shut up and sit down ? you just don’t listen do you ? little keyboard warrior and a piece of crap into the bargain. Now scram or I’ll belt you one..!!

    Comment by dwpexamination — February 24, 2013 @ 12:50 pm

  120. Sorry DWPexamination, the moron comment was directed at Ed, not you. Should have said that. Sorry! :o/ Ive seen his comments on other sites on the internet in the same vein as the one above, it really got me angry.

    Comment by Anonymous — February 24, 2013 @ 12:58 pm

  121. Ha Ha…ED will not be back, because he’s all talk and a coward and a braggart, he probably sits in his bedsit (ED nae mates) night after night playing with his Iain Duncan Smith blow up doll…He He.

    Comment by dwpexamination — February 24, 2013 @ 1:02 pm

  122. I hope so. We dont need ignorant tossers like Ed today.

    Comment by Anonymous — February 24, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

  123. Well, I have my interrogation with the ATOSSER tomorrow, armed to the teeth with a covert dictaphone and my notepad (where I copied in the Assessment form, cheers for that!), also I will have my stepdad there with me for moral support. I fully intend to ask the healthcare ‘professional’ just how long they have been specialising in mental health though, as I’m intrigued as to how I can walk, move my knees etc would have any bearing on a medical condition that three GPs agree on !!

    Comment by Georgie — February 27, 2013 @ 4:03 pm

  124. PS Very funny how there is very little talk, among fellow claimants or online, of nice, friendly ‘professionals’ at these ‘interviews’ !

    Comment by Georgie — February 27, 2013 @ 4:04 pm

  125. We have a sister site Georgie where we do a lot of talking, register and then log in and see what’s going down.

    Comment by dwpexamination — February 27, 2013 @ 5:26 pm

  126. How wonderful ATOSSERS are, i have just had a snotty email from them, with reference to my email complaint, i have had 4 letters from them in two days, the letter yesterday states, i am writing in connection with your request for a home visit, for your Employment sand support Allowance Assessment, unfortunately a home visit or taxi could not be authorized on the medical evidence we had received.
    The fact is i have never ever requested a home visit, or the use of a taxi, i only requested a change of dates, twice after they had given me dates where i was having Hospital procedures.
    I pointed this out to them that i had never requested the former, and that it was mentioned at their end,it is OK for them to use bullying tactics, but when it is turned back on them, they send snotty emails, they also asked me if i wanted them to send me a first class stamped envelope, so i could send the new medical evidence, i stated no thank you, as the envelope would not be big enough to send the medical evidence, but if they had a large envelope, yes please

    Comment by alisonsgypt — April 12, 2013 @ 12:41 pm

  127. I have just received my bundle from Atossers under the data protection act,
    I requested everything that atos hold on file about me, including all telephone call recording audios, the DWP, stated the following, Atos healthcare, confirmed, that telephone calls are not recorded, which i do not believe at all.
    LETS SEE IF THEY SLIP ON THEIR BANANA SKINS, WITH REFERENCE THEIR LIES.https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/recording_of_service_users_telep/new

    Comment by Alison Stevens — April 18, 2013 @ 8:30 pm

  128. It will be interesting reading Alison..!!

    Comment by dwpexamination — April 18, 2013 @ 8:43 pm

  129. I have seen a lot of comments on how people are treated at assessments, one person on here about the HCP saying ‘why have you not killed yourself then’ when she told the HCP about 7 suicide attempts. Let me tell you something ATOS and anyone else will not do anything about things happening like this. Even if you record it happening they will cover up every time or try to at all levels of complaints to everyone after ATOS they will not mention it in their report or they will down play it to what happened to you; but more likely not mention it as there is no evidence.

    In my case when ATOS IT investigated my complaints they said my scribbles in my ESA50 were offensive language and the HCP most probably was effected by this writing in my ESA50 AND staff should be protected from such abuse! The HCP had not said anything about the writing or being affected when I complained to ATOS at stage 1 and 2 and the investigating atos staff said nothing about swear words in the ESA50. IT ripped into me in their report and Independent Case Examiner said nothing about me pointing out that the wording was not swear words and ICE themselves attacked me in their report. At PHSO level they said that there was no swear words but the writing could be mistaken for swear words! PHSO did nothing about ATOS and ICE reports attacking me and making me look like the bad person.

    IT did this solely as the HCP had produced such a bad report they wanted to find anything to excuse what she did.

    Comment by Sandy — April 26, 2013 @ 8:26 am

  130. Sandy…They are all in cahoots and all in it together, ICE and the DWP in particular have a friendly disposition towards one another, they even phone each other up and are on first name terms ” I say Charles I’m calling about that John Smith chappie, is one aware etc, we’ll have to get something done about him”, it’s all a charade and a con, they’re all in it together big time.

    Comment by dwpexamination — April 26, 2013 @ 1:01 pm

  131. AS IME HAVING my assesment recorded on wedensday thought ide ask to have the following recorded beforehand

    I Have not provided any medical evidence as my G P Dr Adil xxxxxxxx has stated
    ” he will furnish the required information only when asked by the relevant authority ”

    I would like it recorder that the DWP has a legal requirement to request this info in order
    to process this claim
    I would also like to have it stated that as my medical problems are muskoskeletal the
    D W P has an obligation to provide an assesor with the relevant qualifications to asses my claim
    In order to clarify this assesment
    i am capable of working using the one finger to press a button as used in the training of atos assesors
    Whilst would be deemed unemployable due to being medically unfit
    regulation 27(b), which states that you will be found incapable of work if:
    ‘there would be a substantial risk to the mental or physical health of any person if he were found capable of work’’
    Also under G M C rules a medical proffesional cannot put the needs of his employer before the needs of a patient
    as ATOS require asessors to achieve a 88.8 % failure rate most asessors are breaking G M C rules

    Comment by les — May 4, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

  132. All assessors are breaking GMC rules, and all assessors break moral rules, in the future the international court of justice and basic decency will look down and on them and say a thousand times… YOU KNEW WHAT YOU WERE DOING WAS WRONG, YOU KNEW YOU WERE INVOLVED IN CRIMINAL ACTS. You cannot expect mercy from us, only following orders wasn’t just a lame excuse for Nuremburg, it still applies and is an unacceptable excuse today.

    Comment by dwpexamination — May 5, 2013 @ 1:24 pm

  133. belleville income tax try coming over to dwpexamination.org has compatibility ive none with with explorer or firefox but then got then up to date

    Comment by jeffrey davies (@jeffrey33333) — May 6, 2013 @ 8:05 pm

  134. hi all would it not be good to have a spy cam on your self when having this assessment and to show it on u tube or face book as i think it would be hard for them to take it off but the damage would then be done and then they could not dispute this , that is if you get all lies come back in your assessment as Ive had this trouble before with the doctors Ive got rheumatoid arthritis and when they came out to see me they said i could climb stairs OK and Ive got a bungalow never got of the seat; as my feet were swollen bad and then they say you can walk 250 yards, yes they all lie think its time for people to stand up against them but do it buy the book don’t go down to there level get evidence which they can not dispute all so we need more whistle blowers as they could well be the next ones on dwp it all so seems that we have these so called laws like discrimination acts, which they do not understand or have not been told about so hit them with a few of them, or disability act why make a law and not stand buy it, yes it is bad how people are treated; if we are this great country of people then stand up to them,but do it the right way use your rights against them

    Comment by malc — May 17, 2013 @ 9:07 am

  135. Hi malc…A few people have already taken spy cameras to their assessment and their tribunal/s, check out our sister forum http://www.dwpexamination.org

    Comment by dwpexamination — May 17, 2013 @ 9:58 am

  136. thanks i will do

    Comment by malc — May 17, 2013 @ 12:22 pm

  137. I have had the dreaded brown envelope through the door this morning, with ATOSSERS , pack of lies,and have been put from support group status, to fit for work with zero points.
    I should of been given 15 points for the various accidents i have with regards to my crohns disease, but no mention of that,
    I sit here like many others in tears, and wonder what to do next?
    A definite appeal, i have notes taken at the assessment, as well as something else to add with reference to her blatant lies , the HCP that did my assessment, also told me half way through the medical that she had in fact worked with me, on a hospital ward, on quite a few occasions, and in my view a conflict of interest, i have already issued atos healthcare with a complaint about this, if she had of told me that she did know before the assessment, i don’t think i would of carried on with the assessment, due to conflict of interest.
    I was on contribution based esa, and in the support group, i have been told by the Guy from the DWP this afternoon, that i can put my appeal in and claim the assessment rate is this right? because i know that you are only allowed to be on contribution based esa for 365 days, and i have been in the support group for a year.after being reconsidered from the WRAG group,and put into the support group.in the whole i have been on esa for over two years, so how can i be entitled to the assessment rate, surely the Gentleman on the telephone from the DWP has got this wrong?
    I am now on no money what so ever, my husband works full time, so has to keep me, is it right that i can get the assessment rate on contribution based esa, while awaiting for appeal, when they have taken me out of the support to 0 points.

    Comment by Alison Stevens — May 17, 2013 @ 6:22 pm

  138. Hell Alison.

    First of all who told you that your Contributory ESA ends after a year if you are in the support group ? contributory ESA only ends after a year if you are in the work related group of ESA (WRAG) Yes I know it’s confusing, but you are forgetting that the support group means you stay on ESA for ever or until your assessed, then you should appeal and get the assessment rate.
    Alison…have you logged into our sister (Forum) site yet ? http://www.dwpexamination.org
    There are plenty of people on there who have been in your position and can give lots of tips and help, don’t mess around, get in there, go to the general discussion page and ask questions and get answers from people who have been there.
    Taking action is always better that taking no action.

    Comment by dwpexamination — May 17, 2013 @ 7:08 pm

  139. Hi there, i will join you on your Sister site,i have been put from the support group into nothing with zero points, can i still go for the assessment rate then? when i put the appeal paperwork in , they placed me in the WRAG group last time, and got into the support group via reconsideration, i was getting nothing in the WRAG group last time on contribution based esa, because i had been on it for 365 days, they only paid my stamp,

    Comment by Alison Stevens — May 17, 2013 @ 7:39 pm

  140. Alison come across like j has said you will be answered quicker and it wont cost you a thing so please hope across make a name for yourself sign on jeff3

    Comment by jeffrey davies (@jeffrey33333) — May 17, 2013 @ 8:22 pm

  141. I am waiting for a copy of the medical report and scoring card, then start going through the blatant lies that have painted myself as a fraud,
    I have got the paperwork that states, This is not a copy of your face to face assessment, just a basic report, and sumarises the complete apposite to what i am like on a daily basis, the HCP, stated that i can go out on my own, and can get to places, unaccompanied,complete lie, as i told her that i very rarely go out, and when i do there is always somebody with me, my Sister accompanied to the assessment, and i told the HCP, that i would not of managed to get there unaided.
    Another bit of the basic report states that i have no problems with my bowels, but yet i stated that i have up to 6 episodes of loose stools a day, and sometimes more due to crohns, and diverticular disease, resulting in accidents, where i have not managed to get to the toilet on time, i even told her that i had to wear pads, when i was really bad, she even wanted to know what pads i used, that should of been 15 points for a start, i am now going to write a letter of complaint to the NMC,about the lies she has told, which in a Court of Law is perjury, so i will give it a go and try and get her struck off, i will also be approaching a pro Bono Human Rights lawyer tomorrow.
    I scored 18 points last year, my medical conditions, have worsened since them, i now have zero points, so if the DWP consider me to be lying about my medical conditions, surely they have a duty to inform the Police that i am committing fraud, as well as the 5 hospital Consultants that i have produced medical evidence from, as well as over 25 years of Hospital occupational health notes, that show my appalling sickness record, WHY DID THE HOSPITAL TERMINATE MY NURSING CONTRACT LAST JULY? for being a picture of health, NO BECAUSE I HAD NOT WORKED FOR OVER 2 YEARS, as they had deemed me unfit for work, so basically all my Consultants are deemed as being liars as well.

    Comment by Alison Stevens — May 19, 2013 @ 11:08 am

  142. Hello Alison.

    The assessment has nothing to do with your health, it’s all a con to force you to appeal, everyone knows it’s a circus, the 365 MPs all know it’s a con and so do everyone at ATOS and the DWP.
    That’s what to do then, appeal and win, get your money back they owe you and wait for the next white envelope from ATOS. Get all the help you need here.

    Comment by dwpexamination — May 19, 2013 @ 12:26 pm

  143. I have now emailed a first level complaint, to atos regarding the HCP perjury regarding to her medical report,at my medical assessment, i will also be contacting a PRO BONO Human Rights Lawyer tomorrow, the same email, in letter form with be sent to the NMC council tomorrow as well.
    She also stated in the medical report, because i filled the ESA50 FORM in myself she is claiming that i do not have mental health problems and depression.WE ARE ILL, SUFFER WITH DISABILITIES, BUT ARE NOT THICK.

    Comment by Alison Stevens — May 19, 2013 @ 1:19 pm

  144. Can you please tell me as to whether or not my DLA, will be stopped, while appealing or asking for a reconsideration, or tribunal in respect of my esa claim, i was in the Support group prior to their decision, in giving me zero points, with reference to my ATOSSERS medical assessment.

    Comment by Alison Stevens — May 19, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

  145. Alison you posting here is not being given its full attention has coming across to http://www.dwpexamination.org will help you more has there more like us who been through it and can get answers quicker so please come across it doesn’t cost a thing and yes they can and do by assessing you for esa claim can and do take away peoples dla theres loads who can testify it its a tory party acting just like hitler did getting rid off those who cost them monies so come across and your post will be answered quicker and by more just like us jeff3

    Comment by jeffrey davies (@jeffrey33333) — May 19, 2013 @ 5:47 pm

  146. Yes Alison…the DWP use the fact that you failed the assessment for work to stop your DLA, but if you passed your assessment for work they conveniently forget about it and don’t use it in your favour.
    A bit one sided don’t you think ?.

    Comment by dwpexamination — May 20, 2013 @ 12:17 am

  147. I have just got back to receive a full copy of the medical assessment from May 1st 2013, the HCP stated in the report that i only managed minimal assistance to get on the couch, bet yes you have guessed it, due to stitches still being in situ from the biopsy,i declined, and she stated i got on the couch with minimal assistance, i have asked them for a reconsideration, just based on the preliminary report, the letter was sent by recorded delivery mail, i will now start and get all the paperwork together with reference appeal.
    I was told by a Man from the DWP, that i would not be entitled to the assessment rate, while awaiting for appeal, because i had been on contribution based esa for 365 days last May, and that was when i was placed in the WRAG group, i then asked for a reconsideration and was placed in the support group, which i was there until they gave me zero points on 16th May 2013, so i will appeal, but they are saying because that i have now been taken out of the support group, and not even in the WRAGG group, because my 365 days were up last May, after being on esa for a year, i cannot get the assessment rate, i person said that i can get the assessment rate, the other person said that i would not be able to get it because of the 365 day clause, who is right?

    Comment by Alison Stevens — May 23, 2013 @ 3:13 pm

  148. I have had a letter from Customer Services regarding a complaint i sent them over a month ago, it involves the HCP that did my esa medical assessment,which is also now also in the hands of the NMC.
    The issues were very serious, so i asked my MP to investigate,he is also investigating the DWP.
    This is the letter that i received,
    Dear xxxxx
    I refer to my letter of 3rd June 2013,
    I am writing to advise you that your MP XXXXXXXXXTHE RIGHT HONORABLE XXXXXMP, has escalated your complaint regarding your employment and Support Allowance,medical assessment, with MS C xxxxxx on 1st May 2013, to the Department of work and pensions DWP.
    As a result, Atos Healthcare will not be responding directly to you concerning your complaint, as we have been directed to provide the findings from our investigation into your complaint, to the DWP, who will then arrange for a response to your complaint to be sent to your MP..
    I appologise for any inconvenience that this may cause, but do wish to assure you that your complaint is being taken seriously.TALK ABOUT PASS THE BOOK, i was assessed by a Nurse that knew me, and had previously worked with in the past.ATOS HANDBOOK FOF HCP, states that the HCP report should be impartial, concise and fair, so i have now used their guidance against them, i will now take this issue o the PRESS, when i get a few minutes, i will not let their miserly secrets be hidden.

    Comment by alisonsgypt — June 20, 2013 @ 6:46 pm

  149. email, sent to atos customer services.

    Could you please also clarify the following
    THE HCP MANUAL http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/wca-handbook.pdf, STATES THAT THE HCP medical assessments should be impartial, fair, precise and medically correct, so how can it be impartial and fair if a medical assessment is allowed to be done by somebody that the Service user knows, and had worked with at a hospital previously, as in my case.
    The medical assessment should be deemed void.
    MS XXX full medical report was full of untruths, and far from concise medical documentation,with reference her disclosure.
    Please answer this question.
    Kind regards Alison Stevens,

    Comment by alisonsgypt — June 20, 2013 @ 7:06 pm

  150. Hi Alison, ATOS must follow their own complaints procedure, make them do so!
    Here it is:- http://dwpnegligence.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/atos-complaints-procedure/

    They tried exactly the same on with me… something along the lines of:- As ICE are investigating the DWP we will await their conclusions before commenting further.
    I told them in no uncertain terms that that wasn’t going to happen and they backed down.
    If they don’t, go back to your MP and get him to insist that they follow their own procedure … that is if you want them to do and not just leave it to the MP of course.

    Best wishes,
    Dee – http://dwpnegligence.wordpress.com

    Comment by dee — June 20, 2013 @ 7:18 pm

  151. Anyone with problems with ATOS should contact their MP
    Also contact

    Brian Pepper
    National Customer Relations Manager
    Tel: 0113 2309097

    and INSIST that HE looks into your case, and do not be afraid to tell him you will take details of your complaints to the media quoting his name for incompetence

    Comment by Paul Rutherford — October 20, 2013 @ 1:41 am

  152. hi, its my husbands atos assessment today, I have found this site really helpful, I will most certainly be writing every question down and my husbands answers, and I will ask them to sign it, I will tell them my notes are for my own records, anymore tips?

    Comment by kazza — February 5, 2014 @ 12:14 pm

  153. I hope your husband asked ATOS for the assessment to be recorded Kazza, anyway don’t worry, if the worst comes to the worst he can appeal, after all that’s the whole point of these bogus WCAs, to deliberately find one fit for work and force people to appeal.
    Meanwhile…don’t forget our sister site http://www.dwpexamination.org

    Comment by dwpexamination — February 5, 2014 @ 3:59 pm

  154. kazza thanks you made me laugh at that sign your your dictation pages if by some miracle they do il be amazed but really hope he does ok come across to http://www.dwpexamination.org there are many there just like this site jeff3

    Comment by Jeffrey Davies — February 5, 2014 @ 5:03 pm

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