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TOPIC: esa medical and job centre interview

esa medical and job centre interview 8 years 7 months ago #17759

  • andre
hi everyone im new to the site my sister is doing the post for me as im registered partially sighted and therefore cannot see to do this post,also i have ostoarthritis and severe gout.here goes. i am due to attend atos medical today and im dreading it.i was retired from work in july last year due to my eyes and health problems an me been a danger to myself and eveyone else at work i have a white stick from hospital and am registered as partially sighted i am going blind. i also have a walking stick due to my knees feet and elbows i can barely walk because of the severe pain.yesterday i received a letter from the job centre saying i have to attend on tuesday 30th march at 9.30 for interview for work,can they do this as i havent even had my medical yet it today and i think from looking at this site i should be in the support group. should i ring jobcentre and cancel interview stating am only having medical today and it seems they have already decided i am in work group without having seen medical reports.can they do this.can anyone advise please

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Re:esa medical and job centre interview 8 years 7 months ago #17762

andre wrote:

hi everyone im new to the site my sister is doing the post for me as im registered partially sighted and therefore cannot see to do this post,also i have ostoarthritis and severe gout.here goes. i am due to attend atos medical today and im dreading it.i was retired from work in july last year due to my eyes and health problems an me been a danger to myself and eveyone else at work i have a white stick from hospital and am registered as partially sighted i am going blind. i also have a walking stick due to my knees feet and elbows i can barely walk because of the severe pain.yesterday i received a letter from the job centre saying i have to attend on tuesday 30th march at 9.30 for interview for work,can they do this as i havent even had my medical yet it today and i think from looking at this site i should be in the support group. should i ring jobcentre and cancel interview stating am only having medical today and it seems they have already decided i am in work group without having seen medical reports.can they do this.can anyone advise please


Unfortunately the Jobcentreplus office can call you in for a work-focused interview, even though you are still waiting for a medical assessment, but more importantly for the result of the medical assessment. This is just one of the non-sensical conditions that apply to ESA.

You could try ringing the JCP office and inform them of what you have said in this post, but I think they would be reluctant to defer the WFI in the situation you have described? However, you have nothing to lose by taking this course of action.

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Re:esa medical and job centre interview 8 years 7 months ago #17763

  • andre
thanks for your quick reply.i am going to the medical with my brother i am going to ring jobcentre before we go and explain the circumstances, as i also sent medical evidence from 2 consultants with his claim form, i feel they have just disregarded this imformation about his medical conditions and the fact he is now unable to work.i will let you all know how the medical goes and what esa say.many thanks again.i dont know what my brother would have done without this site.

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Re:esa medical and job centre interview 8 years 7 months ago #17787

  • alwaysunlucky
I had to attend one of the WFI's before I had my medical - so it can go that way.

It was quite interesting that the guy I saw for the WFI was so concerned about me that the only "homework" he gave me was to go and see my GP and discuss whether my GP thought it would be ok for me to do these appointments. My GP said no, but when I rang to advise this they said I had to get a letter from my GP to confirm this, which I have to pay £15 for!! So I said I couldn't afford to do this, but they then agreed to wait until I'd had my medical.

Now I've had part one and two of that I'm being told I've got to go back and do more WFI's - going against what my GP said!

So I'm going to go but just not take part in anything that I don't feel up to and they can just stuff it as I'm now at the point of realising that this is all like one big scam being done by the Government to make ill people go to work whether they can or not!!!

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