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  1. They may well have from the point of view of the DWP. But where in all of that is their responsibility to ensure that the decision is balanced based on evidence from my side of the fence (to back up what I put on the claim form?) Or are you suggesting that there is a conspiracy with ATOS and the DWP involved? The law is clearly on my side in that ATOS have to come to a balanced opinion. You seem to be also suggesting that ATOS will come up with their version without having to show why my claim form isn't also truthful. Still, I'm in court tomorrow so we will have to see what happens. I
  2. No it isn't. Every document that I have read so far says that the claimant is not required to send in any evidence and they are not required to go hunting for it either. This is an extract from the request for further evidence for a review by the government this year: "Key to the accuracy and quality of the assessment is getting the best, most relevant evidence (known as further evidence) from a variety of sources including GPs, hospitals, social workers, family members, carers and existing DLA information. Claimants can send supporting evidence with their 'How your disability affect
  3. That does surprise me. From what I have read and heard, if you pay debts off that aren't legally due, then you can't use the money that way, only carry on paying the minimum each month.
  4. I didn't know that. Next reclaim for PIP I make I will record the conversation.
  5. I ended up like that. My GP gave me a new sick note for 3 months from when the old one ran out which was just after the decision that I was fit for work. I made a telephone call (as per what the BDC told me) to the jobcentre to claim JSA whilst waiting for the ESA reconsideration. At the appointment they asked me if I was fit for work 30+ hours a week. I laughed and gave them a copy of my 6 pages of monthly repeat prescriptions and the new sick note. I was told that I could not claim JSA and should be claiming ESA. Here we go again I thought to myself. It ended in a row in the jobcentre and I
  6. Thanks, at least I am not the only one that is having to go through this. Do you know I have read countless documents and forms including going through the last review calling for evidence in June and they all say that the claimant is NOT required to send in any evidence at all. The government make a point in saying that it is for ATOS or CAPITA to request the evidence if they feel that it will help to give a more balanced opinion. Why on earth you were told this I don't know but it goes against what the government say. My Tribunal is on Monday so not able to get any reports and couldn'
  7. Like the name suggests I have tangles with most government offices over the past 5 years. I'm now back with the DWP again. I put in for a claim of PIP last year which failed as did the reconsideration. So back to a Tribunal on Monday (24th). My argument with the DWP all the way through is that they have no obtained any independent evidence from either the GP, the Consultant or the Social Worker. They have only relied on the meeting I had with their medical people and the claim form. Now I have researched and researched and in every case based on government sites it clearly says that ATOS
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