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TOPIC: Initial Atos/DWP contact after completing an ESA50

Initial Atos/DWP contact after completing an ESA50 3 years 2 months ago #116822

I filled out ESA form in February / March 2013.
At end of January 2014 out of the blue I got an appointment for Feb 2014 (in 2 days time).
I thought they may have lost me in the system so didn't complain it was taking a long time!

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Initial Atos/DWP contact after completing an ESA50 3 years 2 months ago #117236

Iv received another rescheduled appointment. Unfortunately I cannot attend as iv medical appointments the same day. I rang Atos explained this and was told this is the only date a GP can see you. I informed them again it's not convenient. I actually felt pressurised to cancel this medical appointment with my GP but stood my ground as it's important I attend I'm being monitored closely in medication iv been prescribed.

I mean iv been to an appointment. Got sent away, the rescheduled appointment the GP was ill so iv been sent another appointment rescheduled which I cannot attend.

It's close to 9 months now I got the form to fill in and over 27 weeks before I heard a word about a face to face assessment.

I'm not impressed how iv just been made to feel. Never have I not attended or said I cannot go. This time though iv informed them of dates I cannot attend over the next month due to medical appointments 2 of which iv waited a few months for.

It states on the letter call appointments if you cannot attend do I did. Only to be told this is the only date a GP is there. Well that's not my problem I cannot work my medical appointments around Atos.

So it's now a wait for a 4th appointment.

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Initial Atos/DWP contact after completing an ESA50 3 years 2 months ago #117289

We applied in july 2013 and up til 15th of jan I called them 5 times and just got told you are in the queue we will write to you when we have an appointment for you, fed up of waiting I contacted Brian Pepper one of the big cheeses at ATOS and 3 days later we got an appointment, give it a try, nothing to lose xxx

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Initial Atos/DWP contact after completing an ESA50 3 years 1 month ago #118435

Just had my Medical. He was a lovely Doctor he really was.

Just need to wait now for the decision.

As soon as I get it I will let you know the outcome.

Cal x

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Initial Atos/DWP contact after completing an ESA50 3 years 1 month ago #118902

Had a call this morning I am Support Group for 2 yrs. Such a relief. Thank you for all the information on this site. It's a god send.
Cal x

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Initial Atos/DWP contact after completing an ESA50 3 years 1 month ago #118934

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Cal wrote: Had a call this morning I am Support Group for 2 yrs. Such a relief. Thank you for all the information on this site. It's a god send.
Cal x


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