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Help medical assessment required

maria09maria09 Posts: 1,905
Hello team
Hope all well with you all
I have just recieved a letter from ATOS to attend an assessment
What does this entail?
Do i need to take anything with me?
Oh its on 6th Dec
Thank you for your time
Maria

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  • helpline_teamhelpline_team Posts: 2,009
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Maria

    Thanks for your posting.

    For general information on claiming benefits and the medical test see our factsheets at http://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/PublicationsandResources/Listedbytype/Factsheets#Wn2I.

    For more detailed information on the test it may be worth contacting a benefits specialist.

    You can either contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau (citizensadvice.org.uk/index/getadvice.htm), DIAL UK (http://www.dialuk.info/about.asp), The Disability Law Service (dls.org.uk/about_us/contact.html) or Turn2Us (turn2us.org.uk/) or your local Age UK, if you are over 50 (http://www.ageuk.org.uk/about-us/local-services-search/?UserSetLocation=London&Facet=Local+Service).

    You are welcome to ring us if you would like to have a chat about this.

    All the best

    Nick
    Helplines Team
  • TrayceTrayce Posts: 110
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    My friend has one next Thursday anything to help you with your case I think you have to send the information to them for your assessment anything from a medical professional will do one thing some drs like atos to request a report others drs will issue a letter my friends dr said they have to request one a friend or family member can attend or a support worker and can also speak on your behalf too I think it's wrong atos what you to chase people up for reports when our unwell

    Hope this helps and good luck
  • maria09maria09 Posts: 1,905
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well assessment all done waste of time effort energy & pain
    1question was how do I listen to music????? I said CD player
    Even wanted to know how i fed my cat????? Out of a little tube using expresso cup!
    Ask me to do certain movements even my mother could have passed them & she had a very bad stroke last year
    Crazy crazy crazy
    Maria
  • okidokiokidoki Posts: 29
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    hi maria. if you managed to do the movements thay will say you can work. but i hope you prove me wrong :)
  • maria09maria09 Posts: 1,905
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Any one could pass that test!
  • maria09maria09 Posts: 1,905
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    You are right I passed the assessment
    But Atos who do my pensions assessment have given me tier1 Ill health retirement
    All very strange
    Maria
  • helpline_teamhelpline_team Posts: 2,009
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Maria

    I suspect a possible reason behind all this is that the Ill health retirement is more to do with retiring from your current type of work which is impossible to do due to your health. However the ESA assessment I believe is more to do with general work capability. Its all very confusing I know but thank goodness you've had some good news.

    Best wishes

    Simona
  • maria09maria09 Posts: 1,905
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Simoma,
    I have just completed my appeal forms & put everything in I could think of
    Reports from GP, Rheumatology, Consultant Orthopaedic, Occupational Health Doctor and even the report from Atos regarding my ill health retirement confirmation.
    What I do not understand is at the ASA assessment because I can hold a folder I can use a keyboard & a mouse! Part of my reasons for not been able to carry out my job is pain & poor dexterity due to joint stiffness to both hands & wrists.
    So watch this space! Im not holding my breath & I will have my NHS pension so its not all doom & gloom
    Thank You
    Maria
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