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For Those Waiting for ATOS Assessments.....

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  • For Those Waiting for ATOS Assessments.....

    For those who, like myself, are waiting long periods of time for assessments by ATOS, this YouTube video might provide you with some light relief - or satisfaction - of Margaret Hodge MP giving an ATOS manager a hard time before a House of Commons Select Committee -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv6LPzNljqo
    Life is a journey on which we all travel, sometimes together, but never alone.
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    un-be-:censored:-lievable, BB! x
    “Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” Joseph Campbell

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      At least Margaret Hodge wouldn't let the ATOS manager obfuscate and waffle. I must admit that I did derive some sadistic pleasure watching the video.
      Life is a journey on which we all travel, sometimes together, but never alone.

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        I don't understand why ATOS isn't being vigorously pursued for corporate fraud. That woman was blatantly lying and unable to conceal the equally blatant lies in the original tender. Reminded me of Bill Clinton's "Depends what the meaning of the word "Is" is"

        “Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” Joseph Campbell

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          And as if being savaged by Margaret Hodge wasn't bad enough, The London Standard lets the cat out of the bag as to how much ATOS had to pay the government when they lost their contract to do Work Capability and other assessments -

          http://www.standard.co.uk/news/londo...internalSearch
          Life is a journey on which we all travel, sometimes together, but never alone.

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            As disgusted as we all are with ATOS we do not know who will take on the contract Capita? Serco? or some other honest reputable bunch of shysters no doubt using the same Medical Professionals.

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              Capita are taking on the contract for PIP, provided, that is, there is not a General Election before May 2015 or the government are seriously wrong-footed about their dodgy dealings.
              Life is a journey on which we all travel, sometimes together, but never alone.

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                That's really good news then! No change then wait for next lot of complaints

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                  And as if the DWP didn't need to be reminded, this appeared in today's Independent -

                  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...d-9550115.html
                  Life is a journey on which we all travel, sometimes together, but never alone.

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                    Just saw this , I remember watching this on BBC Parliament, i had the unpleasant experience on Monday of attending an ESA WCA , that's 10 months after my start date ! the waiting room was toxic, ppl on crutches, walking aids turned away because of health and safety regs in the event of a fire, I am assuming atos/maximus are getting paid for every appointment , and then every appt re booked? needless to say , i decided there and then I was not going to pursue my esa claim , its fine for GP and Consultants to say , you can not work with this condition , they don't have to jump through hoops of fire and stiff revolving doors , nope , nope sod it , life is tough as it is , looking after OH , im going back on carers allowance and re think what I can do...not what i cant do. A toxic not fit for purpose system , has now got a whole lot more toxic and worse with this shower back in gov and no coalition to stop them.

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                      Sorry about your experience but can only add you are far from alone on that.
                      I note you were/are a carer and I hope as a carer you are getting all you are entitled to money and help wise.
                      There is lots of help now for carers out there especially now the welfare reforms are really hitting home.
                      The link under my post for Carers Uk is a good place to start for info and help, good luck.
                      Enaid x

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                        Re: For Those Waiting for ATOS Assessments.....

                        Originally posted by enaid View Post
                        Sorry about your experience but can only add you are far from alone on that.
                        I note you were/are a carer and I hope as a carer you are getting all you are entitled to money and help wise.
                        There is lots of help now for carers out there especially now the welfare reforms are really hitting home.
                        The link under my post for Carers Uk is a good place to start for info and help, good luck.
                        Enaid x
                        Hi Enaid

                        I think it only right to update you on this , and I would not want to discourage anyone , especially carers , who are struggling with work caring and their own health issues , to claim an entitlement to financial support .

                        i did receive my decision , and i have been awarded ESA and placed in the support group!! i was gob smacked! finally ! for 18 months at least , I am relieved from the pressure to seek employment , deal with my health and continue caring for OH health and illness. So if any carers are reading this , don't be put off by my previous post , yes it is toxic and ppl are being treated terribly, but if your health is deteriorating, go for it. truth will out. 20 years caring has done its job on me. hands up , its been rubbish..

                        As a carer being on esa does not give you extra money if your OH is on esa income related, but for me, in the event of a long hospital stay 4 weeks plus or his death , i will not be faced with hoops of fire ..the process has taken 10 months. 7 months longer than it should have.

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                          Re: For Those Waiting for ATOS Assessments.....

                          Thanks so much for the update, I am really pleased you seem to have the result you are satisfied with. Not always the best result but if it eases your mind and helps with any worries you may have had then that's enough.
                          Once again thanks Enaid x

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