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I’ve got a medical assessment on tues for my benefits. I am housebound due to several serious chronic conditions which include Idiopathic Intercranial Hypertention, Osteoarthritis (knees, back & hips), Asthma & COPD, serious Bariatric problems (have an 8 hour operation due for that on the 17h of next month which I may not survive) Fibromyalgia a huge stomach hernia which both my stomach and bowel are sitting inside, the bowel is twisted, a stent in my liver and my liver is showing signs of deteriorating, infantile/overactive bladder and Colitis . Have a diagnoses of Complex PTSD, history of mental health issues including severe depression, suicidal problems and self harm (mainly due to the extreme pain I’m in 100% of the time) and Agoraphobia. I rang the DWP to see if I could have a home visit. I have no objections to going through the medical as I had one a couple of months back for the PIP and received both components at the high level but was told that I had to go for the appointment a home visit was not possible. I explained that I find it impossible to get out and I also have this surgery (at that time I didn’t have the date so was worried that the two would clash). I was told in a very nasty way that if I could get to hospital I could get to the appointment. I explained I wouldn’t be going to the hospital alone and was told that I should find somebody to come with me to the appointment too (what if I can’t?). Then I asked why they couldn’t use the assessment I recently had for the PIP, was told abruptly that it’s a different benefit and as I had the PIP I should have a car and could drive to the appointment….. Errrrmmm I can’t drive, I have IIH so am not allowed to drive, besides wouldn’t it have saved them money if they used the same assessment?…. Then I see that program in channel 5 Benefit Cheats and see a youth from Liverpool boasting that he’d been stabbed in the past and had been given a PTSD diagnoses even though he was completely recovered and nothing wrong with him. He boasted that he was out on his bike most of the day but told the DWP that he couldn’t leave the house alone because he also had Agoraphobia. I cried because I genuinely have these conditions, but after watching that I can understand why people like myself are having to go through this, why don’t these reporters come meet people like me with real serious issues rather than sensationalising, can’t they see what it’s doing to those of us that are really suffering? All that’s happening is the government and the public in general are assuming all people trying to access these benefits are cheats or lazy. I’m taking copies of all my diagnoses from the various specialists and surgeons also have my CPN nurse coming with me and although I am very anxious about the interview I can’t see how they can dispute the evidence put in front of them. It’s easy to see how people with serious mental health issues are pushed over the edge with the current system.

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i have a long term mental health issue, i passed my first medical, but now extremely worried that i will fail my next one. i think that this government has got it all wrong, they shouldnt sanction anyone, and if you are entitled to benefits even if you have 5 plus years of medical evidence, then surely you qualify even on review. the government should issue the stats on how many people have committed suicide because of this, but they wont. we as a nation need to do something now before anyone else suffers

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I had a nil assessment for esa last week, I have ibs, which is deemed a manageable condition, for me it’s not, It gives me panic attacks and anxiety, because I’m terrified of soiling myself in public. The decision maker told me because I can get on a bus, take my kids to school and clean my house I can work 16 hours or more a week.

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I`m on jobseeker`s allowance, & have had half a dozen sanctions imposed on me in the last 3 years for the stupidest reasons which would take too long to explain here. I`m so glad that I reach retirement age next month, & can get off this merry-go-round!

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After going through a fraud investigation because DWP claimed I failed to tell them about an endowment that matured in 2013 when in fact I told them before it matured and told them the amount and the maturity date, they decided I had been overpaid by £2140, i’ve now paid almost half of this back and now received a letter offering me an administrative penalty of over £1000 or I may be taken to court for telling them at the wrong time!

I had a meeting with DWP to discuss this and refused to accept it, but now Citizens Advice have advised me that they think I should accept it as my anxiety and depression is getting worse with all the stress and they think I have little chance of winning in court, I have emailed several solicitors for advice, but am waiting for replies.   It’s not administration fees, it’s called an administrative penalty, according to DWP rules it is set at 50% of the overpayment (used to be 30%, but IDS changed it), this is what I call a bribe so that they don’t take you to court as once you’ve paid it they can’t proceed with court action, but it goes on your record at Jobcentre.

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So I have now been sent a letter from gov legal dept saying I’m now banned from my job centre. My unpleasant signing person Julia (I’m not privy to its surname) had yet another grump at me, I’ve been recording all appointments with dwp persons for ages now n suddenly julua has its knickers in a twist, I didn’t take my Dictaphone last sign say I told her so but still left huffing and puffing, tw days later letter in post saying I banned, I feel so human so much part of society thank you dwp

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PIP Tribunal today.

Attended Tribunal and requested that if the Panel was unable to make an assessment, that Tribunal to be adjourned due to the HP no longer working as an HP, the investigation we requested and we were asking for all cases from Newquay or St Austell, between April 2014 and June 2015, to be reopened or reassessed. The panel were happy to proceed on the basis they would not use the said HP’s report and…..Their decision was this: Enhanced Care, Enhanced Mobility until 2018, which is what the original assessment should have concluded months ago! 97% success rate for 2015. Still love what we do, ensuring most vulnerable are treated with respect and get entitlements they need.

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had my assessment on Friday 7th August in Manchester the doctor on the panel was horrible i was in there for around 1 hour and i had loads off questions fired at me i cried because i cant do much with my daughter and i got stuck on some questions i left the room and let them talk came back in 5-10mins later and got standard care even though my partner who is my carer does everything for me and i only got 4 points for mobility even though i had loads off letters saying my mobility is deteriorating but they only awarded me 4 points on mobility i was on higher rate care and higher rate mobility on DLA for 5 years.
by DWP i was awarded 0 points on mobility and only 4 points on care and from the tribunal i got 4 points on mobility and 9 points on care, im shocked that i didn’t get more points i need my mobility more then care im home bound because off this and don’t know what i am supposed to do now as i want to keep fighting this,

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I’M TERMINALLY ILL AND WAS ON THE HIGH RATE DLA, THEN ATOS TOOK OVER AND GAVE ME THE LOW RATE. I LIVE IN HARROGATE AND THEY WANTED ME TO TRAVEL TO HUDDERSFIELD, WHICH I COULD’NT GO TO, THEY SAID THEY WOULD SEND ME A TAXI. THEY ARE IDIOTS. SO I HAD A HOME VISIT INSTEAD

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had my tribunal hearing for pip today i only got standard rate care and still no mobility the system is a joke i cried in there because off how its affecting me and i only get standard rate care for 9 points and only got 4 for motobility going to take it to 2nd tier tribunals now i cant take much more off this now the doctor was horrible on the panel not happy one bit

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I just got a letter from DWP refusing my PIP coz I never turned up for my assessment – It would have been nice to have been told I had an assessment and the time and place – On the phone 1st thing Monday be had to hold my tongue.   I didn’t know wr had to be mind readers – when I first was on ESA they asked for information with a dealine 2 weeks before the letter was dated – I knew I should have kept my time machine

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I been reading through the medical report from my pip assessment like I said pack of lies but have just noticed he’s recorded claimant hostile and confrontational towards the assessor when walking from the reception area to the assessment room expressing his negative feelings regarding the dwp the only concern I raised was that the assessment was not being recorded surely this is nothing to do with the exam itself as we had not even reached the exam room it’s not his medical opinion just his personal opinion of what was a private conversation also I feel it is inappropriate as those negative comments could have influenced a decision maker.  He first said I coped well at the assessment wasn’t tense anxious or agitated normal manner yet not a few lines further down recorded I was hostile and confrontational through out the assessment which would mean I’d have to have appeared tense and agitated for him to even think that there just stupid!  I told him at the assessment I go to supermarket by taxi or my nephew who has car takes me or iv got free bus pass which is what I told him he’s put I told him I often walk to the supermarket if needed the nearest one is two miles away iv got arthritis fibromyalgia my legs hips shake from weakness so yea I’m really going to walk two miles to supermarket there just liars.

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Has anyone experienced that the occupational nurse had missed out medical information you had provided (care plans , medication , therapy)on there assessment ,when I asked the case manager why it hadn’t been included he said it wasn’t enough proof , I argued the point as how an occy nurse can overide specialists letters and diagnosis/therapy, he now says the letters /appointments have to be seen by an atos doctor to see if it can be used as evidence

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Five years ago I had severe spinal cord stroke. which left me with very limited mobility and damaged nerves which effect both my bladder and bowel function.
I spent 6 month’s in hospital and when I was discharged I started to receive Dla.
In July I was contacted by dwp and started the process of applying for pip.
I had a home assessment on the 30th of July with someone from Atos and i really thought in all honesty it hadn’t gone well.
Since then I have been waiting for the dreaded outcome and this morning
I received my pip statement of entitlement.
They have awarded me standard care and enhanced mobility until 2025 so it works out more or less the same as what I was receiving on dla middle rate care high rate mobility.
I am just so relieved the whole thing is over and just want to wish everyone going through the same process or similar the very best of luck and thankyou to everyone who has taken the time to help me these past couple of months.

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Received my PIP reassessment report yesterday, Saturday, and it is the biggest work of fiction I’ve read in over 30 years. How the assessor can justify her comments is beyond reality. If I wasn’t sure, I would have though she was reporting back about someone else and not me. She even managed to lie on the front cover page. Now I just need to respond to the report. My GP has given me a glowing letter of support which the last person I spoke to at the DWP said it would go a long way if I could get a letter from my GP as he sees me more than the consultant and can describe my daily issues etc

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I had an ATOS assessment at the beginning of march. I have 3 main conditions; Severe Depression and Anxiety, Mobility problems due to knee problems and loss of function of my right hand. To cut a long story short I went to bits at the assessment so really was completely “out of it” mentally (for want of a better phrase). The assessor wrote a pack of lies in her report. My own comprehensive evidence was not considered (or they have gone against it thinking they know better) and i was awarded 7 points for care and nothing for mobility (despite being on ESA Support group mobility descriptor – cannot walk 50m repeatedly in a reasonable time due to severe pain and discomfort – I already have a blue badge for mobility issues on this alone). The assessor has even done her assessment in the report on the wrong leg – left instead of right. I reported this to DWP in the mandatory reconsideration – original decision upheld and they said the report was fit for purpose!!!! So off to tribunal we go and that is this wednesday coming.
However we placed a complaint in to ATOS themselves regarding the catalogue of errors and things that were either inaccurate or not reported in the assessment report; and this has been under investigation now for some time. This morning I received a letter from ATOS telling me that i have a home assessment appointment arranged for 17th August. I phoned ATOS up and they wont tell me anything saying that the file is still open and I need to contact the DWP if I want more information. Its my complaint – why do i have to contact the DWP for information??
Does this mean that they are admitting that there was a problem with the original report??? All they will say to me is that its still open, contact the DWP. No Help to me when my Tribunal is this Wednesday. I really dont need this now. My employers are having a meeting on the same day as this to decide about terminating my contract on ill health grounds. Now this too??

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Well after 73 weeks (started march 11 2014) of fighting, I’ve finally won my appeal for PIP! Awarded enhanced for living and normal for mobility (ATOS awarded me 1 point in living originally, not to mention the amount of lies on the report!).

The tribunal itself lasted 5 mins as they’d already decided on a paper trial and didnt even need additional evidence from me…which was lucky as they’d lost my folder with all my evidence in, only to find it as we came out of the courtroom.

It’s been a week since the tribunal, so i’m now just waiting on the DWP to actually award me my full backpay, i’m guessing they’ll string this bit out for as long as possible too? Anyone know on average how long this bit takes?

Just goes to show, you HAVE to keep fighting, as the DWP will do everything in their power to stop you from getting anything from them!

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well i heard back i,m currently getting the basic amount each week of £55 but i have just found out i have to have surgery on my hips and i also have found out i have aspergers syndrome they have not awarded me any thing else just the same daily living component  not happy i,m unable to move very well as my hips cause great pain what the hell !!

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my main illnesses are severe m.e and fibromyalgia, i failed pip so lost disability and carers, my health is awful, after the assessors report arrived i honestly could not believe how much was missed out,added that wasnt true and blatant lies, i then failed my MR so having to go further,the stress has made me so ill,and now my disability and carers has stopped we cant afford our car so wont even be going anywhere also nxt mnth ive to go from income support to esa

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List of Doctors and nurses who have put money before the health of people.

  • 1. Dr Imbram. Unprofessional-Liar-No compassion.
  • 2.Nurse Limbada Glennie,Bradford – acted in a threatening manner and lied when she said I was “borderline PV( potentially violent)” when I told her I was using my phone to record the assessment.She stood over me in a very threatening way,pointed to the door and told me to “get out of the building”.
  • 3.Nurse Colleen Schofield,Bradford – awarded me 0 points despite being told about my insomnia,depression and anxiety-She obviously thinks people who have been awake between 3-5 days are fit for work in a dangerous environment-despite being a danger to themselves and other workmates.
  • 4. Nurse Seviria Chimpukete, Wimledon. Told blatant lies on report, eg. that I refused to be examined or have blood pressure taken –  she never asked! That I put my glasses on with right hand – my right arm is severely disabled and this is impossible! Gave me 0 points – I have chronic osteoarthritis, neuropathic pain and clinical depression. I went to assessment in MY OWN wheelchair ………….. can, however, prove she is a liar and am in process of doing so. I am going to have her!
  • 5. Dr Lomas – Bridge St,Manchester – unprofessional,Rude and a liar – made out in assessment  that I had none of the problems I claimed which I did -I was not able to answer on my own and I had my mother who tried to help and had seen me at my worst when I was unable to get out of bed- Dr Lomas told her to”shut up” when she helped me to answer his questions- Eventually Atos apologised and retrained him – I hope no one else has to go through what I went through because of this employee of Atos “healthcare”-this Dr is a disgrace to the profession.
  • 6. Nurse Hillary May – Assessed me in December last year and awarded 0 points despite my own GP saying I was definitely unfit for work.
  • 7. HEATHER MCBEAN – Manchester – she blatantly lied about him saying she observed him walking from a nearby street 200m away , he was actually dropped off at the gate , she said he was sitting for over 20mins when it was 10 she said he was with a friend when actually he attended alone . she said he assists with childcare when all he does is listen to our son read , i can not leave him alone for too long as he passes out due to severe pain and she said that dosent happen , she also questioned his medication as he took empty boxes over a month old she implied he isnt taking his meds when in actual fact he runs out of his pain releif every month ….. i could go on but i would be taking over the page . she is just scum and we have been left way below the poverty line how can a family of 4 manage on the £70 per week he has been given with a morgage to pay. The following was added on the 29 November 2013 – My MP Jack Straw is now looking into this as she was dismissed for being under the influence of alcohol whilst doing assessments including mine. More details can be found on the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s web site.
  • 8.Nurse Genie Thorpe – Sheffield – she is a liar and a shameful nurse with no specialist training in any field ,She lied about how my disabilities effect me and she lied about how I got there saying I came by train and got there safely in fact I collapsed and a lady helped me after seeing my SOS bracelets yes I have more than one  the lady helped me to my feet bought me a cuppa and gave me some thing to eat and then walked me to Atossers office in Sheffield .
  • 9. Nurse Andrew Saddler – Chester – lied about me being able to hear although its now been medically proven I have severe hearing loss in my right ear and some in my left ,He said I refused to do physical examination when he told me I didn’t have to do it if I felt pain…I could propel my own wheelchair if I was given one.
  • 10. Dr A B Jha of Chatham Kent – is always turning down my appeals because he has no knowledge of my illness.
  • 11. Nurse Alina Ivanovia…Birmingham – stated that there was nothing wrong with my mental health (because I wasn’t rocking like a nutter) even though I’ve had history of self harm n suicidal attempts, on anti depressants-was on 40mg citalopram, suffering too much from depression n changed back to amatriptyline. Doesnt understand that because of the chronic pain I suffer from- there is no way I can propel a manual wheelchair-she stated that me self propelling because I cant walk very far would improve my quality of life…I cant do it.She made me feel an inch tall.
  • 12. DR OMOLARA BAMGBELU. unprofessional liar – I have epilepsy & she’s lied all over my report.
  • 13. Dr Jonathan Kingsley Laud Mettle. Wembley – Unprofessional liar.
  • 14. Dr Najeh Hamza – works from Ealing dwp – Does the examination but falsifies the answers and lies on the form. Does not include all information he is given.
  • 15. DR HASSAN MEDHI or MEDHE – Wembley – An under qualified liar that works at Atos and makes false statements that are in opposition to the specialists that know more than he does but he chooses to ignore them and make peoples lives unnecessarily stressful.
  • 16. Nurse Susan Rowlands – Tredegar in Gwent – She said I walked in handed her my prescription, then a few paragraphs later said I wasn’t on any medication. Then said I was on gabapentin, which I’m not, and that I don’t take any anti depressants, yet I am on 150mg of amitryptiline. she said she examined me and could feel no pain. Can they feel our pain now?
  • 17. Dr Oluropu Adeleke –  Swindon – Lied on the report and ignored the neck, spine and pelvic problems. All he was interested in was my underwear and sanitary arrangements…quite disturbing
  • 18. Alleged “Nurse” Kate Louise Friel – Bradford – Despite me being forced to attend when I was in agony with a severe eye cyst, Mrs Friel wrote various contradictory statements in her report. On one page she stated “has a nasty eye infection today and I have told him to go to hospital” then a few pages on she writes “well kempt, no visible problems, good eye contact” She also wrote that I was starting college and that I informed her I handwash my clothes. The woman is a blatant liar and her lies caused me nearly two years of hell. She has since been reprimanded after my solicitor complained to ATOS head office and they investigated her. Even her employers agreed her report was “packed with inconsisitencies, misleading information and had significant omissions which had a detrimental effect on the score produced” (in their own words!) they also bollocked her for ignoring issues she did not explore that were clearly written on my ESA50. Watch out for her, KATE LOUISE FRIEL AT BRADFORD BRANCH OF ATOS.
  • 19. Dr Golam Kabir, Atos medical services Dundee, lied on medical report, stated that he carried out examinations which he did not! Atos and GMC will not carry out further investigations into my complaint.
  • 20. Polkyth Leisure centre,St Austell Cornwall. Diane employed by physioworld Ltd, sub contracted by ATOS. Have a portfolio of abuse of public position and intentionally false/fraudulent medical statements sent to DWP and Tribunal service. DIANE, refuse to be assessed by her.
  • 21. Dr Pamela Harper, York Place Edinburgh who lied consistently throughout her ESA Medical Report Form, totally disregarded numerous physical & mental health issues and awarded a sum total of 0 points. I fought the decision with the support of my GP & a Welfare Rights Officer to tribunal stage and was awarded 21 points by the preciding Judge & GP on mental health issues alone. Dr Harper has an agenda which takes none of the interviewees written or spoken comments into account. If you must see this evil individual, please ensure you take someone along to take notes and pin her down over this scandelous behaviour.
  • 22.So called ‘nurse’ Dawn Turley,at Coventry medical examination centre.She lied throughout her report,stating that i bent down to put down my bag,which I didnt’,I just put it on the floor.She put that I was always able to use a kettle,pans,turns taps,even though I told her I was unable to do so.She put that I have no mental health difficulties,despite my form saying I do.She put that my limb rotations were normal,despite the fact that i am hypermobile (so my joints bend far more than the average person).
  • 23. Alleged “doctor” Raka Banerjee, Birmingham: In addition to telling me to my face two things she was going to lie about, her report was full of lies, her even giving answers saying I was fine to questions she hadn’t even asked me! After asking if I could hoover my room (I said no) she had the cheek to try to catch me out by asking if my room was “filthy dirty”! She made a rookie mistake asking me if I’d had an endoscopy for my irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). They never have & never will do endoscopies for IBS, they do colonoscopies! Even a third year medical student would know this (several of my friends are doctors so I have an idea of when they learn things), so with all her years of “experience” (she’s getting towards retirement age) she shouldn’t be making rookie mistakes like this. This makes me question if she is indeed a doctor, especially after all the other lies ATOS have told! She refused to take on board the definition of not being able to do something as being not being able to do something without pain. She seemed to be completely ignorant of the possibility of variation in ability due to the nature of a person’s condition. And she had no clue about my medical condition. Summary: incompetent liar! I don’t use those words lightly!
  • 24.Dr Hassan Atos Mann island Liverpool gave me no points I suffer from a damaged spinal cord,Cervical spinal stenosis loss of use of right leg constant pain in both arms and hands and have been told that i will be  in a wheelchair  even with the op great isnt it welcome to Great Britain.
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