Dear Sir Gerald Kaufman,
I would sincerely hope you can help on a matter regarding the last Work Capability Assessment for myself.
Without intimate detail i will outline my question in brief, based on occurrences that happened.
I attended an Assessment with a witness.
At close of the assessment I asked if there was all information covered or anything else you need to tell me, or me tell you.
The Health Professional said I think we have finished.
On leaving the witness actually said I think they know you cannot work. He is a Board Member for Central Manchester Foundation NHS Trust
I waited a few weeks and had a phone call from the DWP
In summary the DWP caller said
We are calling to let you know results of assessment and ATOS have recommended you are fit for work.
(At this point my heart fell and stress was immense)
A tiny pause later and the caller said BUT DWP have found something on your ESA50 form and we have overturned that decision and can tell you you have Work Related Activity Group.
I asked What Did You Find... The caller could give me no info or feedback on that.
This is in my opinion a failure of WCA and uneccessary cost for the Govt, and leaves me short of information about me.
I've spoken to several people and they feel that an overturned decision should be fully explained.
There is also a question as to whether an incorrect fit for work decision in a report to DWP by ATOS classes as libellious, based on the fact of an honest claim and statement being decreed a lie.
This email is also a signal "In general terms" many people get this treatment, which in my view is draconian at the very least.
Can you ask the Minister responsible for Relations between DWP and Atos and working proceedures in the WCA for comment on this , as many people suggested I write this email to yourself.
I thank you for your representation in this matter , in advance.