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TOPIC: 2nd ESA medical 3½ weeks after the first one

2nd ESA medical 3½ weeks after the first one 9 years 4 months ago #29862

  • Nervy
I have been asked to attend a 2nd ATOS ESA medical 3½ weeks after the previous one.

Does 3½ weeks happen normally?

I got a letter saying there has been a change but with me still getting the same £65.45 as before - so really its not a change. :S

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Re:2nd ESA medical 3½ weeks after the first one 9 years 4 months ago #29863

  • Ranald
I think your best bet would be to call your benefit Delivery Centre for clarification, perhaps there has been an administrative error and the letter was automatically fired off and the office are unaware you have already had your WCA?

Ranald.

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Re:2nd ESA medical 3½ weeks after the first one 9 years 4 months ago #29864

  • pete17971
Nervy wrote:

I have been asked to attend a 2nd ATOS ESA medical 3½ weeks after the previous one.

Does 3½ weeks happen normally?

I got a letter saying there has been a change but with me still getting the same £65.45 as before - so really its not a change. :S



Hi,

As Ranald says, do contact the DWP DBC office dealing with your claim. Hopefully this is a clerical oversight or letters crossing in the post etc. If they say you will have to atttend a second ESA Medical it may be worth contacting your local MP or local Press as it is a somewhat ridiculous.

Pete

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Re:2nd ESA medical 3½ weeks after the first one 9 years 4 months ago #29872

  • originaldave
Nervy wrote:

I have been asked to attend a 2nd ATOS ESA medical 3½ weeks after the previous one.

Does 3½ weeks happen normally?

I got a letter saying there has been a change but with me still getting the same £65.45 as before - so really its not a change. :S


given the time taken to press the computer button, then the computer waits to do a run then letters put in envelopes bagged and collected by the truck full my bets that letter was requested five weeks ago

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Re:2nd ESA medical 3½ weeks after the first one 9 years 4 months ago #29886

  • Nervy
My Mind advisor reckons there has probably been a mistake. We rang up ATOS and ATOS reckoned that it was a DLA medical rather than ESA!

ATOS asked me if i was claiming any other benefits, I said DLA, then ATOS told my Mind advisor that i went to a DLA medical not ESA!

ATOS said they get back to us.

Why is it that whenever you ring up job centre plus/benefit delivery centre or ATOS Healthcare they always ask "are you claiming any other benefits?" Don't the Disability and Carers Service share information with JC+ ?

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Re:2nd ESA medical 3½ weeks after the first one 9 years 4 months ago #29890

ATOS/DWP have a habit of disrupting peoples lives because 'there has been a change', but they never say what that change is.

If you do need to have two medicals a month for whatever reason, at the very least you should be entitled to an explanation of what's changed.

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