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  1. This is still going on today. They were given my number by mistake and despite contacting Caversham they still make many calls to my home number even though I`m not a customer of theirs. best of all though, they`re so dumb they left messages on my answering machine saying who it was and who they were.
  2. I personally think the only way this will change is after someone wins a `medical malpractice` claim. I know for a fact I`ve got in writing that the AtoS nurse claims that in her `professional opinion` I`m fit to work and my condition will not change. A class action by people who have appealed and had the decision of the HCP working for AtoS over ruled by a real doctor is the only way I see the current situation changing. Just my opinion and you may or may not agree.
  3. I know what you mean about being pushed over the edge. Thanks to AtoS I`m now on even more tablets to help with anxiety, panic attacks and depression.
  4. Good luck. It only helps your case when they see you. I felt like a trapped rat with big ugly tom cat on my case. The tribunal isn`t there to get as many people off benefits as possible. Unlike AtoS they are thinking for themselfs, within the law, and are not being prompted by a piece of software that`s pre-programed to certify you fit to work.
  5. Unlike the profesionals who work for Atos the doctor at the hearing is actually qualified and knows what they`re doing. At least in my case anyway. Good luck.
  6. Hi Ruby, I`ve not been on here much lately but I remember you being the victim of AtoS around the same time as me. I had my appeal heard without my rep, who`s stuck out of the country at the moment. They asked if I wanted to postpone until a later. I told them that after 7 months I wanted to get it over with but was also unsure as my rep wasn`t with me. They asked the questions and asked me how I was feeling and coping with things. I was also asked about things I had complained of in my initial letter of appeal. The doctor was the one asking the questions. They wanted to know how I was at the time of the medical and also if things had changed since then as well. They had been in touch with my doctors as well so knew something about my condition. I also changed my rep at the begining of February who got it delayed so they could contact my doctors. I don`t know if this helps at all but has sick as I felt it did go better than I thought. It is also one of your rights to have a rep with you, something to do with basic human rights.
  7. Sorry for the late reply. Yes I`m a single person. Thanks for the advice.
  8. Hi, just a simple question, I thought. I`ve had the medical with AtoS, who say I can work. My Dr says different but he also says that he can not give me a sick note for the same illness. He did say he`s happy to provide a letter stating he doesn`t think I`m able to work though. This I find hard to believe but that`s what my Dr said.The DWP are being as helpful as ever. So can anyone tell me what benefit I`m supposed claim? I`m appealing against the decission and have sent the appeal form in and had the usual reply from the DWP.
  9. No problem, it`s just you`d not believe what some of the staff can be like. Although the majority are ok some are far from helpful.
  10. @MRSWESTHAM maybe because they insist on applying the rules with no leeway. They should all be taught that `things you can do` is not the same as `things you have to do`. If they can`t understand basic English then they should not be in a position that carries so much responsibility. Until you have experianced how petty and small minded some people who work in the job center are you wouldn`t believe what some of them are like. Not shouting at you, just a sad fact of being a `customer` of the job center.
  11. This is the best idea I have heard for a very long time. It is the very least we can do in memory of our fallen heroes.
  12. I`ve been in touch with CLA people myself and as far as i`m concerned they are FAR more helpfull than anyone at DWP/IB/IS etc. In my case the person dealing with me has said they can help finding someone to represent me at my appeal, whenever that is.
  13. @Ruby I will be watching this space. While I`m here, got lots a form filling to do, on my report they got my age wrong! How`s that for a medical report then. There are a lot more errors in it. They make a really big issue about things that I was not asked. They also twist answers and even say `claims to have` in other parts. I`ve now got more than enough, IMHO, to prove the the test was bogus. Got to get legal advice on this issue so can`t really go in to it much more. I really wish I`d had the forsight to record the entire assessment.
  14. I contacted community legal advice Benefits and tax credits There is a contact us by e-mail box. I contacted them and they are helping me now. They get back to very quickly.
  15. I can just picture being outside the place, with a placard saying `If you can get here then you can work` That would ruffle a few feathers.
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