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TOPIC: ATOS Medicals. How much notice?

ATOS Medicals. How much notice? 9 years 4 months ago #31796

Could anyone please give me an indication of how much notice is given (or likely to be given) for a compulsory Atos medical, particularly in relation to being migrated from IB?

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Re:ATOS Medicals. How much notice? 9 years 4 months ago #31799

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cerberus wrote:

Could anyone please give me an indication of how much notice is given (or likely to be given) for a compulsory Atos medical, particularly in relation to being migrated from IB?


From the DWP site

Between October 2010 and Spring 2014 customers who receive Incapacity Benefit, Severe Disablement Allowance and Income Support paid on the grounds of illness or disability will be assessed for Employment and Support Allowance.

We will write to customers when their benefit becomes due for reassessment to tell them about the changes. We will also phone them to answer any questions they may have and find out if they need extra help. They do not need to contact us before they receive this letter.

Customers will then be sent a medical questionnaire to complete and return and this will be used to decide if they need to attend a Work Capability Assessment. It is important that customers provide as much detail as possible when completing the questionnaire as this will be used to help decide if the customer is entitled to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).

If they need to attend an assessment, the customer will be phoned to arrange an appointment. They will not need to attend an assessment if a decision can be made on the information provided on the medical questionnaire.

Using the information from the questionnaire, the Work Capability Assessment and any other evidence provided we will then decide if they are entitled to ESA.

People will continue to receive their current benefit, as long as they meet the conditions of entitlement, until we have reassessed their claim.

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Re:ATOS Medicals. How much notice? 9 years 4 months ago #31823

Hi,

You are legally entitled to 7 days notice of a medical. there's detailed information about this in the ESA guides in the members area.

Good luck,

Steve

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