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 Should I request a copy of my atos medical report?

    I was recently told I had been succesful in my application for ESA and was placed in the support group for a limited period which I was happy with. However I have been wondering if I should request a copy of my atos medical report (esa 85). Partly I am just curious but I also think it would be useful to have for my own records. Is it ok just to call up and ask for a copy or would it somehow make me look suspisous or go against me in future?


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    Default Re: Should I request a copy of my atos medical report?

    I always get a copy of my "medical" even when i "pass"


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    Default Re: Should I request a copy of my atos medical report?

    Quote Originally Posted by Life-Goes-On View Post
    I always get a copy of my "medical" even when i "pass"
    Well I just got off the phone with the dwp a minute ago and they wanted to know why I was requesting a copy if I was in the sg. I just said for my own records. I really hope it doesn't go against me in future. Too late now to undo.


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    Default Re: Should I request a copy of my atos medical report?

    No, it'll be fine. The DWP staff are just not used to people requesting the ESA85 when they pass the medical, and filling in the appropriate request forms is a bit of a pain for them to do (I know this from direct personal experience) so the person you spoke to was probably grumbling a bit. But that's what they're paid to do. You're entitled to see this report - the fact that you've actually exercised this right can't be held against you.

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    Default Re: Should I request a copy of my atos medical report?

    Quote Originally Posted by antone View Post
    No, it'll be fine. The DWP staff are just not used to people requesting the ESA85 when they pass the medical, and filling in the appropriate request forms is a bit of a pain for them to do (I know this from direct personal experience) so the person you spoke to was probably grumbling a bit. But that's what they're paid to do. You're entitled to see this report - the fact that you've actually exercised this right can't be held against you.
    Thanks Antone, thats made me feel a bit better! I just think it would be useful to have a copy of.


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    Default Re: Should I request a copy of my atos medical report?

    Can you post it online, Zarbafi? Many of us would like to know what a successful ATOSH 'medical' report looks like!


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    Default Re: Should I request a copy of my atos medical report?

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    Can you post it online, Zarbafi? Many of us would like to know what a successful ATOSH 'medical' report looks like!
    I think that might end up with me giving away a little too much personal information!


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    Default Re: Should I request a copy of my atos medical report?

    You should be able to blank out personal information using paint or photoshop.


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    Default Re: Should I request a copy of my atos medical report?

    Well I will see what it looks like when it arrives, it is just a pretty personal document to have floating about the internet. That is partly why I wanted a copy from the DWP, just to know what information they now held about me.


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    Default Re: Should I request a copy of my atos medical report?

    I wouldn't post mine on line either.
    One reason is I wouldn't be confident enought to block out all personal info.

    Would be interested to your DM score.


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    Default Re: Should I request a copy of my atos medical report?

    Don't panic! I was only joking - hence the smiley thing!


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    Default Re: Should I request a copy of my atos medical report?

    I would be interesting in mine too, I was not in a good place when I filled out the ESA50 (I was awaiting angioplasty, and was having quite a lot of chest pains). In fact it was more scribbled out, don't even know how they read it. I did sort of relent a bit and put in a copy of my script, before sending it back. I think they got it back within a week of it being sent to me.

    I didn't get called for any medical, got put in the support group. I would be interested how they decided this. I was told I would not be seen for 2 more years.

    It's fairly easy to remember what I put in the form as I just told it as it was. It would just be interesting to find out how many points i got and what made them put me in the support group.

    I also would be interested in my wife's DLA award.



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