Re: ESA85 ---ESA85A what is the diffrance
An ESA85 is the report from a face to face assessment with a Atos assessor for employment n support allowance, cos of limited capability for work/work related activity.
An ESA 85A is a report from an Atos assessor on a claimant's limited capability for work/work related activity without a face to face assessment.
The Atos assessor's prognosis is only a recommendation which can be, and frequently is, over-ridden by a Jobcentreplus decision maker.
Atos and acceptable ethics? Tis my opinion that they're mutually exclusive. Their assessors are given targets (evidenced by the fact they get audited if they make too many recommendations of limited capability for work related activity) which, if followed and claimants don't appeal, will reduce Government spending on income replacement benefits.
Best wishes for your appeal, Margaret.