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Discussion in 'I have dementia' started by creativesarah, Jun 23, 2015.
Tomorrow morning I have got to go for another Atos assesment
Not looking forward to it
Dear Sarah, I'm sorry this assessment is causing you so much stress and worry.
Hope all goes well, in fact I'm sure it will
Will be thinking of you
I hope you have support with you for this meeting, what does it take for them to realise how things are for you? xxx
I will be thinking of you Sarah and hope it goes well, I am sorry if this is causing you stress, try not to worry xx
What a waste of time Sarah. Please try not to worry. I know it`s easier said than done.
I've got one tomorrow, Thursday. Like Sarah, not looking forward to it!
I thought the Government was supposed to stop wasting money ...
Why are ATOS still assessing people who do not need to be assessed?
I went through this situation with husband when attempting DLA .... took ages , had reams of supporting paperwork....
Finally got sorted, by which time he had started on his VaD decline... and needed to be re-assessed.
Good Luck... to anyone seeing ATOS .... fingers crossed .....
I recently made a pip claim. Like everybody else I was concerned about the atos assessment. In the end they didn't bother. They said the diagnosis letter from the consultant with the letter from my pension provider granting ill health retirement and the one from dvla telling me I can no longer drive was enough. Surely they could provide a checklist of paper which is likely to be enough for them to judge the claim without a face to face assessment?
I'm afraid I don't know what ATOS is, but I'm sorry that the meeting is causing people stress and worry. That's not really what you need, is it?
Hope they go well Sarah and Spamar.
Thinking of you Sarah and Spamar, hope you see someone sensible.
I may have this to come soon and the thought of it fills me with dread.
Hoping for a positive outcome for anyone going through it.
CG - ATOS is the company (although I was told it had changed to another one) with the responsibility for carrying our medical assessments for benefit claimants, you may be seen by any Healthcare Professional from a physio, OT, nurse etc. but they don't necessarily know anything about your condition.
They're a private company appointed by the government to assess people on benefit. Some of the decisions arising from the interviews are to say the least a bit strange.
Good Luck Sarah.
Celia went in with me and she was very good
The Doctor was spanish and spoke very quietly and extremely fast, I had to ask her to slow down.
I was suitably dim! I get so nervous at these appts and my brain goes into panic mode and I can't remember anything. She asked me to do the 3 times table I got to 12 and then she heard me go 13, 14 15 16,17,18 at which point she gave up!
some people cant to their times tables anyway so that's a stupid test in my humble opinion
Celia pointed out that I had good days and bad days
Now I will have to wait and see the outcome
I hope all works out well for you Sarah. I remember Roger having to go to atos, and it was such a waste of time.
I am glad that Celia went with you, because such appointments can be so daunting. x
Thanks, Sue and Kevin, for explaining .
I hope everything works out well Sarah x
Mine went OK, I think. The questioner was a (ex?) paramedic. She seemed to think there would be no problem. The main problem I have is remembering all the changes, because some of them have become second nature. Oh well, time will tell!
Hoping those assessors are sensible and perceptive, everyone. x
IF it's rejected... There is always the appeal... Which seems to be the expected route - only in my opinion
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I hope that you both get put in the support group. You should not have to go through this. I had a fight to get my husband in the support group and got the local MP involved. He wrote ' let common sense prevail ', they did.