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 Did i pass my ESA Medical with Atos ?

    Hello

    I will try to be brief,

    I have been on ESA for 2 years, I originally had a medical and obtained 6 points this was doubled at appeal. Then I reapplied for ESA starting the process all over again, 2 weeks ago I had another Atos medical some 8 weeks over the 13 week assessment faze and 5 days ago had back pay and a letter saying a change in the benefit and one line mentioning work related support group.

    I suffer from a very rare skin condition that makes it painful to stand, walk or grip, also very bad depression due to the pain I am in, my question is, have I passed my medical assessment? And what happens next?
    Should I wait for more correspondence or contact them to find out how many points I obtained?
    And help and advice in this mine field would be appreciated


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    Default Re: Did i pass my ESA Medical with Atos ?

    You've passed! The backpay is because you're entitled to the extra component from week 13 if you pass the medical.


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    Default Re: Did i pass my ESA Medical with Atos ?

    thanks for that, just thought it was a bit vague. Any idea how i find out my points

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    Default Re: Did i pass my ESA Medical with Atos ?

    You can call the DWP office that pays your claim and ask for a copy of the ESA85 medical report. That will tell you how many points you scored and should let you see any comments the HCP made about you.

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    Default Re: Did i pass my ESA Medical with Atos ?

    i will call them tomorrow

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    Default Re: Did i pass my ESA Medical with Atos ?

    i managed to get them before they closed today. They dont know how many points i have or what happens next, i asked for the report he said do you want to appeal i said no just would like to see what was written about me and i can see how many points i got from it.

    its in the post

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    Default Re: Did i pass my ESA Medical with Atos ?

    Well done on getting your ESA.

    Sorry to but in on your thread, but I to would be interested in seeing how they made my descision. I am in the support group and did not attend a medical just sent the form back. Will they send me anything. Also I forgot to make a copy of my form as i was so angry having to answer all their stupid questions, do you think they'll send me a copy? They did send me a copy of my DLA form when i asked but that was back in the 90s. I forgot to copy my wife's aswell but as she is now over 65 her DLA should be safe.


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    Default Re: Did i pass my ESA Medical with Atos ?

    i will let you know what i find

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    Default Re: Did i pass my ESA Medical with Atos ?

    Hi

    had the report today and i obtained 18 points.

    however reading it my depression and some of the things i said in the interview tho listed at the start were ignored in the assessment.

    i have had my condition 50+ years and will only ever get worse but according to the medical it can get better in 12 months and i should be back to norma.

    not sure what to do now

    1, say nothing to rock the boat, it has taken two medicals to get this far first medical was 6 points doubled at appeal, the extra was for my mental condition.
    2, appeal as my mental condition was not taken into account to increase the points awarded


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    Default Re: Did i pass my ESA Medical with Atos ?

    Hello there.

    I'm not sure I would do anything. 15 points are what you need to claim ESA and I would think twice about rocking the boat too. Hopefully someone who knows more than me will comment.

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    Default Re: Did i pass my ESA Medical with Atos ?

    I would say nothing, its unlikely they will raise the time from 12 months, as I have never heard of someone getting more than 12 months on ESA although it supposedbly possible.


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    Default Re: Did i pass my ESA Medical with Atos ?

    many thanks, i will wait for them i think that will be the best

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    Default Re: Did i pass my ESA Medical with Atos ?

    Quote Originally Posted by worried33 View Post
    I would say nothing, its unlikely they will raise the time from 12 months, as I have never heard of someone getting more than 12 months on ESA although it supposedbly possible.
    I was told I'd been put on it for 2 years


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    Default Re: Did i pass my ESA Medical with Atos ?

    I think the maximum time is 3 years for the support group.


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    Default Re: Did i pass my ESA Medical with Atos ?

    I believe the maximum for WRAG group is 12 months.

    The HCP said put in exactly the same ESA50 in 12 months time with any additional evidence.


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    Default Re: Did i pass my ESA Medical with Atos ?

    spoke to my doctor today saying i had 18 points, he has supported me all the way through, he had to laugh when i told him i was going to get well in 12 months.

    he said not to worry about it

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    Default Re: Did i pass my ESA Medical with Atos ?

    I had my medical yesterday, and the doctor didn't ask me to do anything.... they sent a taxi for me and one to go home in, when I was filling the form in originally I put that I could not walk for 50 yards, then I crossed that out and put it varies... I attended the medical on crutches and the doctor told me that if I had left the question as "no" then I wouldn't have had to go for the medical at all. it was enough to pass on paper... now... the question is ?? he seemed happy that I had enough of a disability not to work, but he said it was down to the decision maker... he also said that it was quite obvious because of my deformed joints that I was in pain too. should I keep my hopes up that I get put in the support group and won't have to keep bein assessed, or am I just as likely to fail completely as I have read some terrible outcomes on here.
    Also... what's the difference in awards as reading an earlier post she had some back pay... I currently get 71 or near enough a week?



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