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Back To Work Assessment Dwp

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by rellum, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. Felixlogs

    Felixlogs Busy Member

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    If your brother in law had been late for the appointment, odds on he would have been sanctioned.
     
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    These dwp back to work appointments are nowt but a money spinner for the French campany atos,by clearing everyone for work no doubt brings in extra fees for attending tribunals,sadly there are some GP's out there all to willing to sign patients off work even though they know they are swinging the lead and its that scenario that has led to this laughable government answer to the problem that just adds a great deal more to the bill.:mad:
     
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    Pugwash Post apocalypse

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    Whilst many of the assessments are clearly massively flawed and unjust presumably you have some reason based on supportable evidence to make this assertion about GP’s in general. I think most GP’s do their best to look after the interests of their patients as best they can.
     
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    Be prepared to appeal....My mate went for an assessment and in the report that came back it said.
    "He had no problem getting from the waiting room to the examination room, a distance of 40m"
    They failed to mention he was in an Electric Wheelchair at the time ffs.
     
  5. Mike.lewis

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    My old gp was great he would not sign you off as sick unless there was no other option - I had a motorbike accident and couldn't drive (which I need to do to be able to do my job) his reaction when I said I need a note for work - you got here so you can go to work I'm sure there's something you can do.
    Yet other people I work with just phone their gp and they ask how long they want the note for and get it straight away.
    It's a flawed system and unfortunately a lot of people are using it not because they can't work but they won't work.
    I feel sorry for the genuine cases as they are usually the ones that are penalised and the people who know how to play the system get away with it.
    The benefits system as a whole really needs sorting out - it's meant to be a safety net to protect you not a lifestyle choice.
     
  6. ratman60

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    hello, that sounds better than i had but it was some years ago, then is was a company called Atos the lady was a register medical assessor, mine was 1.5 hr, mental well being was not relevant then, ok well fingers crossed that you sisters husband will get the right result as he deserves, did he apply for compensation with C I C. gov.uk ? did you look to see if there was a professional adviser in your area with CAB ?
     
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    I said 'some' gp's not gp's in general which would infer the majority,there was a news article way back concerning some inner city area gp's dishing out sick notes like sweeties which is what led the government down this path as they felt they were not carrying out the right procedure/detailed examination and were quite happy to keep signing the patient off without even seeing them again.

    some studies below
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10034203/GPs-give-sicknotes-to-people-who-arent-sick.html

    https://www.theguardian.com/money/2004/may/17/careers.theguardian1
     
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  8. rellum

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    According to the DWP my Brother in Law is fit and able to go back to work as from 6/7/19 That’s the day after the Assessment took place how they have arrived at this dissuasion is beyond comprehension He has 4 weeks to lodge an appeal which He’s going to do 23 months from retirement mean spirited Government makes you think I am totally disgusted.
     
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    Get welfare rights involved(they are great at filling in forms and will go to appeal, sooner they are on board the better)and try to get as much as you can for evidence to support his illnesses
     
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    Shocking what this Country has turned into I am totally disgusted in the system we have that looks after people this could be you or me anytime Horrible Horrible system
     

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