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For some time now I have been receiving disturbing emails from readers who are victims of ATOS or the DWP. In most cases I do not reply, this is my personal choice and is not meant to be offensive. I much prefer to communicate through the blog or our sister forum which is available at  http://dwpexaminations.blacktrianglecampaign.org/phpBB3/ The reason I prefer to correspond via these media is simple, it allows the sender to express themselves freely and encourages debate and support from disabled benefit claimants and their carers. This method also brings the underhanded methods used by ATOS and the DWP out into the open, away from the shadows and mist they prefer to operate from. This in turn often offers up several solutions and possible courses of action which can then be used or ignored by the reader. There are many cases on the blog and forum, from which the reader can gain an insight into the way others in a similar situation have been treated or mistreated.

Remember these facts;

You are not alone.

Thousands of disabled people suffer the same underhanded tactics you are suffering every week.

ATOS and the DWP are responding to targets set by our Government, though they will deny this.

ATOS and the DWP deliberately work hand in hand to reduce the number of disability benefit claimants, you are just one among many.

ATOS and  the DWP do not like you to discuss this in the open.

ATOS and the DWP despise blogs and forums like those managed by DWP examination.

Lets work to gether to expose ATOS and the DWP for the bullies they really are, I know its a bit like airing your dirty washing, they know this and rely upon your own need for privacy and use it to thier own advantage. Lets bring these pirates out into the daylight where everyone can see them for what they are.

I’ll be back


  1. My comment would be as a 52 year old Geek. with a long history of Quality-ISO 9000 & Production Management, Senior management behind me. I had a “Total Mental and Emotional “Breakdown”-“Meltdown”, several years ago. hit the depression, pointlessness, of it all and the demon drink, Now have been listed as unemployed and in the middle of surviving. This site has given me a lot of hope and I have been warring since June 2009 with the D.W.P.. Recently I won an Appeal against the Jobcentre in Sunderland For my Jobseekers Allowance And have stiil not seen a penny.SINCE-21-10-2010.
    I am most unhappy and still awaiting the next Incapacity appeal hearing which has been postponed yet again whilst Judges have my IB50 I personally handed copies to tribunal on 21-10-2010.to pass on and Posted in Original to DWP-Sunderland and no word since!!!.Oh Dear I suppose this has the same effect as the DWP losing my bank account details in January2010. ALL is still in the hands of my solicitors to date and I look Forward to some progress???. HEE.HEE. My sense of humour has gone “PAST THE PAIL” & past the Human threshold of “SANITY”. I would like any bloggers to contact me at stephenbarrass@hotmail.com. or ring on 07511260230 24Hrs Mobile. I cannot afford a phone, have just been refused yet another “Crisis Loan” as I have NO GAS.NO ELECTRICITY. NO FOOD.!!!!. Oh the Joys of being Sick And Unemployed.
    I have A documented SAGA and recordings and videos on my Nokia X6 which I love but O2- are taking me to court for it.£360.00. I may see them in the court at same time as Council Tax and Eviction Notice Hearings.
    I have “IT ALL”. On Paper, Laptop,Memory Sticks. It’s a Hell of a Tale and “REALITY LIFE IN THE U.K”.
    I am still waiting for a reply from the D.W.P..(The “Diversionary Weapons People”.)

    Comment by Stephen Barrass — November 16, 2010 @ 2:19 pm

  2. Welcome to our rapidly expanding community, yet another example or the underhanded treatment by the DWP and thier enforcement arm ATOS. First, you are not alone, everyone here is in a similar position, you will find good support and information here. Please read the blog and join our forum at http://www.dwpexamination.myfreeforum.org where you will findother people in similar situations to your own, loads of support andlfurther information on the tactics used by ATOS and the DWP. We are always interested to hear the experiences of other like minded disabled people, please feel free to tell us your story. Keep us posted

    Comment by dwpexamination — November 17, 2010 @ 9:45 am

  3. I am receiving pension credit and DLA at middle rate. On the 19th of this month I have to go to Atos for a medical assesment..whicheven though i suffer from poly arthritis,have prostate cancer and use a wheelchair I am sure i will like 90% of others fail the test. Could you advise me what happens when i lose my benefit. Do I lose my motability car I do not drive but my carer does…Will she lose her carers allowance?

    Comment by brian — October 6, 2012 @ 10:45 pm

  4. I cannot seem to get on the dwpexamination.org I keep getting error 404 ?

    Comment by Carol — November 3, 2012 @ 10:34 am

  5. It’s been fixed Carol, you should get on now..!!

    Comment by dwpexamination — November 4, 2012 @ 3:22 am

  6. I was summoned to attend an ATOS examination, which I rearranged (in tears because of their ‘caring attitude’ when I tried to explain that my father was very ill) for one a couple of weeks later. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 1990, I struggled at work for another 9 years and eventually had to give up and I received IB. I am not disabled as on ‘good days’ I can walk my dog.It’s my hands, wrists fingers that are badly affected. On ‘bad days’ I can hardly get out of bed, and stress makes it very bad. My father died in before my ATOS exam and my husband had to have time off work to help me deal with everything as my 84 year mother could not (she has been very badly treated and let down by the NHS and Social Services regarding the care of my father) I knew that I could not travel by train or bus to the examination, and now my husband could not have any further time off from work to get me there. I could not face telephoning them again to cancel the appointment. My husband said leave it, walk away we will manage somehow, stop letting this upset you, your health is more important. They are just bullies employed by the government to save money and life is never fair, they appear to be able to prove whatever suits them. I did not attend. I then get a letter asking why I did not attend even though my husband had typed two letters for me which I had signed addressed to my DWP area office explaining about my illness, my father’s illness and that there was no other family to help, they obviously have not read these letters, so my husband printed them off again asking them to read them.


    Comment by . — November 12, 2012 @ 10:48 am

  7. sorry it has taken me ages to type this above post and I meant CAN WORK

    Comment by . — November 12, 2012 @ 10:49 am

  8. Hi Goldenhounds.

    ATOS are targeting anyone who receives ESA/IB or DLA, no one is exempt from an assessment.

    The whole idea of the assessment is to make your life so difficult that applying for benefits is far too stressful, ironic but true, now they have been awarded a contract to help folk who are in need of counseling, what a joke eh.

    So one has a choice, one fights them – as I’m doing – or one gives up.

    I just prefer to fight them with my last dying breath..!!

    Comment by dwpexamination — November 12, 2012 @ 2:13 pm

  9. My brother just had his assessment. It was delayed as the first time when he went to the medical centre they said he was in no fit state to carry on with the assessment. He was on the floor shaking and crying. Has been diagnosed with Post traumatic Stress Disorder/M.E/and Clinical depression and anxiety. He was given a home visit…So the HCP came today and I answered the door – he was in bed shaking and crying. She was very nice, told him she wasn’t going to ask him much, said to me “it’s very clear cut but the decision is made b the decision maker…” then left ofter 13mins. Can anyone with some experience give me any clarity on this? She asked him a few questions, date of birth, medication, how does he cope..but that was it. No physical exam?

    Good or a bad sign?

    He had letter from his therapist, his doctor and a chronic fatigue clinic and one saying he was going to be referred to the mental health unit locally..

    Comment by Caroline — July 11, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

  10. Hello Caroline.

    There’s no good sign when it comes to ATOS, simply because they have a bonus system in operation, finding people unfit for work doesn’t get them that performance related bonus.
    That’s why people with serious illnesses like lung cancer and brain tumours are being found fit for work, if your brother is purposely found fit for work then the only option is to appeal.
    We can help with that if it comes to an appeal http://www.dwpexamination.org

    Comment by dwpexamination — July 11, 2013 @ 3:47 pm

  11. i failed my medical in dec 2011 with a score of 0 points i did appeal which took 13 mth jan 2013 although i failed that, they did award me 12 points. so had to claim job seekers i didnt make an appointment till feb 2013 as my anxiety and depression was preventing me from doing so,anyway the day of my appointment i was having a bad day the lady at the job centre told me to get back on the sick as it was over 6mth since my last medical which i did i passed this time but they put me into ingeaus work focus category im stuggling with this but know i have to comply or they will stop my benefit i know myself im not ready for work and thats all they keep on about they also said my time with them will be 2yr .so why are they calling people back for medicals again while doing this also i had my last medical may 2013 and low and behold ive just had another form to fill in is it right that i should be getting called back again so soon?FEEL HOUNDED TO DEATH

    Comment by val — September 3, 2013 @ 8:08 pm

  12. Hello Val.

    You have answered your own question, they want to hound us to death or get us of benefits.
    It’s as simple as that.
    So we need to try and get rid of ATOS, we are nearly there, ATOS are hanging on by a thread, and it’s ready to snap.
    They are not going to just walk away from a Hundred million pound contract just like that, so we need to force them to leave.
    Everyone must join our free forum, there’s strength in numbers.

    Comment by dwpexamination — September 3, 2013 @ 10:59 pm

  13. i will join but is it right to be calling me back in so soon

    Comment by val — September 4, 2013 @ 12:39 am

  14. It’s a common problem Val, they are calling people back in as soon as they win a tribunal.

    Comment by dwpexamination — September 4, 2013 @ 12:18 pm

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