Patricia Pearl - Small Claims Procedure - A Practical Guide


An excellent guide for the layperson in how to use the County Court - a must if you are intending to start a claim.

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    Default Incapacity Benefit Atos Medical Results

    Hi I have been to Atos Medical today with regards to incapacity benefit I get for being signed off with anxiety and depression. I think the doctor seemed to be on my side and guided me for relevant points.

    I am now in a complete state of panic about it all though and main question how long should it take now until I am told whether I pass or failed the test and whether my incapacity benefit will go on ????

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    Default Re: Incapacity Benefit Atos Medical Results

    Mine took a week to come through and I was told I only scored 12 out the 15 points needed to qualify for the benefit. Basically if you fail you have to appeal to see if the DWP will reconsider. If you pass you get onto the higher rate of ESA.
    My experience with the Atos medical wasn't too pleasant. All they seemed interested in was getting me back to work even though I have really bad anxiety and depression. Nevertheless I'm just about to appeal to the DWP to reconsider.
    Good luck hope it goes well!


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    Default Re: Incapacity Benefit Atos Medical Results

    I am still on the old Incapacity Benefit - I can really do without appeals and stress of it


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    Default Re: Incapacity Benefit Atos Medical Results

    Justforthem

    All the past pca IB50 meds are now ESA wca meds. and its a nightmare by all accounts i will be going through this next march so i have a year to try and deal with the changeover i hope the new system will be better by then.

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    Default Re: Incapacity Benefit Atos Medical Results

    It's a nightmare having to go through this, I know firsthand as I'm having to appeal to get my ESA by missing out on just 3 measly points!
    This sites definately helpful though as you'll realise your not the only one who's going through it.
    Should it come to the worst and you don't get enough points to pass your medical, stand your ground and appeal like I am. It can't harm, I'm certainly not giving up.
    They really aren't interested in peoples illness they just want to get you back to work when the reality is a lot of people are genuinely ill and are failing this medical when they should be on ESA.
    I also suffer from anxiety and depression and I know how you feel, all this commotion just adds extra stress that you don't need.
    You never know you might just pass the medical


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    Default Re: Incapacity Benefit Atos Medical Results

    ....Hi all, I've been on IB since 2006 , had 1 medical in 2007 and passed, I'm 62 now and I wonder if age matters ,as my IB is coming up for review in May??
    Werner.

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    Default Re: Incapacity Benefit Atos Medical Results

    Quote Originally Posted by Werner M View Post
    ....Hi all, I've been on IB since 2006 , had 1 medical in 2007 and passed, I'm 62 now and I wonder if age matters ,as my IB is coming up for review in May??
    Werner.
    Hi Werner,

    You have a use even at 62 they will try to get there pound of flesh, keep us informed how you get on.
    i see your PCA med lasted 3 years mine was set at 5 (Interesting) i take it your review is may 2010. Mine march 2011.

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    Default Re: Incapacity Benefit Atos Medical Results

    ...I don't know if it's just another IB50 to fill in. or a "medical"....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Werner M View Post
    ...I don't know if it's just another IB50 to fill in. or a "medical"....

    Werner
    It well might be ib50 but think it will now be esa50 and then a medical in a few weeks time of filling in that form.
    good luck were thinking of you.

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    Default Re: Incapacity Benefit Atos Medical Results

    As far as iam aware if you were sent an IB50 form to fill in then your medical will be under the IB rules of PCA.So not under the current ESA rules.
    I am on long term IB and have just completed IB50 form so if i get called for a medical it will be under the PCA rules and not ESA.

    As far as iam aware claimants of IB are not due to be migrated to ESA until Oct 2010 onwards.


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    Default Re: Incapacity Benefit Atos Medical Results

    hey it was an ib50 i filled in back in september - took ages for the medical to come through but now i have had the medical am worrying about results and how long they will take - definelty have been assessed under old rules and not esa just staring at letter box now


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    Default Re: Incapacity Benefit Atos Medical Results

    Hi, what is the difference between the two rules. I know on esa it means basically got to be dead before pass the medical But the IB50 which is what I did as well and eventually I suppose will have a medical, is there much difference. Or thinking out loud is the difference that they have to take medical evidence into consideration for the latter?


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    Default Re: Incapacity Benefit Atos Medical Results

    Quote Originally Posted by loopinlouie View Post
    Hi, what is the difference between the two rules. I know on esa it means basically got to be dead before pass the medical But the IB50 which is what I did as well and eventually I suppose will have a medical, is there much difference. Or thinking out loud is the difference that they have to take medical evidence into consideration for the latter?
    Loopin,

    With IB50 it a Personal capability assesment wich you dont have to be quit so dead! ha ha. esa you have to be dead.lol

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    Default Re: Incapacity Benefit Atos Medical Results

    .....Hi,.I just wonder how long it generally takes between "medicals"???
    1 year, 2years, 5years???...and does the frequency also depend on age??

    Thanks.
    PS: I've been on IB for the last 4years.

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    Default Re: Incapacity Benefit Atos Medical Results

    Quote Originally Posted by Werner M View Post
    .....Hi,.I just wonder how long it generally takes between "medicals"???
    1 year, 2years, 5years???...and does the frequency also depend on age??
    Thanks,
    Werner,
    My last med was may 06 i got review not untill 2011 i think i depends how bad you maybe not shure. im on IS at the moment.....

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    Default Re: Incapacity Benefit Atos Medical Results

    In my experience it's two and a half years between medicals.

    For all I know it could vary a lot.


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    Default Re: Incapacity Benefit Atos Medical Results

    My partner is 22 and has been on dla and inc benefit since about 12 his grandma recieved carers allowance and imcome support for him but august 2011 i took over and became his carer. weve recently been for his medical and now are worrying its been a week and we are due to get paid in a weeks time would we still get paid



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