Anoushka has contacted us and said I am hoping to write a piece for Disability Now prompted by Mark Hoban’s recent comments on the BBC in which he said that if Atos mistakenly found claimants fit to work it was not Atos’ fault, but down to the claimants not providing enough medical evidence. It was not entirely clear to me whether Hoban was blaming claimants or charities/NGOs which advise claimants or – most likely – both. My own experience as a claimant has been very confusing – I wonder if my case was a rare example, or the norm.
If anyone who has had any of the following experiences could get in touch with her about their experiences of WCAs, DLA assessments and ATOS.
- Have you been told not to worry about producing any medical evidence at the assessment? Or have you had confusing or conflicting advice about this?
- Have you had any input in giving you advice from any charities and how was this? In particular f you have found them of little use or they have ended up being uncontactable she would like to hear from you.
- Did anyone have difficulty getting the medical evidence they needed.
If you are able to help with this please contact Anoushka at firstname.lastname@example.org