wca report ommited my depression

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Attended wca, flawed report , stopped  I.B, mandatory reconsideration refused  what  should I do ?

 

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    Hi Mike

    Sorry to hear about your WCA outcome and the predictable response from mandatory reconsideration.

    Firstly very few MR are successful so don't be dispondent about that. You can appeal and the CAB offers help in this area, but you would have to move quickly as there is a time limit on appealling which starts from the date on the letter informing you of the MR decision.

    In the meantime you will have to make an application for Job Seekers Allowance so you have some income and any anncillary benefits such as Housing and Council Tax Benefit continue to be paid.

    You are one of thousands of ex-IB/ESA mental health claimants who has been found 'fit for work'. It is a nightmare for people like you but if you want to claim ESA then you have to appeal.

    Best of luck

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      HI Anthony ,

      Thanks for the info I will get an appeal back a.s.a.p and get JSA application started after CAB visit .Could not beleive all  points raised in my letter about missing statements/meds from my interview were ignored .

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      I certainly wouldn't take it personally. After my ESA assessment with ATOS I was given 0 points. I obtained a copy of the assessors report and found amongst the many lies and discrepancies the assessor stated that I did not and never have suffered from any mental illness. Strange really considering that I have been sectioned many times, am in receipt of Ind Inj Benefit for mental health since 1995 and receiving DLA in part for mental health issues since 1995 etc etc.

      When this, amonst other things, was pointed out to the DWP they put me in the Support Group for 3 years!! No apology or explanation was ever given despite many letters and telephone calls to them requesting it. 

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      Hi Mike

      Glad to hear you are prepared to stand up for yourself good for you. It is a common theme with these assessments that supporting information is ignored.

      Remember to take as much info/evidence with you to the CAB such as repeat perscriptions request forms, hospital/GP letters, carer statements (from anyone who helps you including family/friends) and visit your GP and see if it is possible to get a written supporting letter from him/her.

      If you read Les' comment below you can see that it is possible to go from 0 points to Support Group in one go!

      Best of luck and keep us informed/

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      Hi Les , Thanks for your post ,when I too had an industrial injury I had been for three assesments over the years  and was examined by GP's each time and all agreed with the amount of my disability .

      This assessment was by a registered nurse ,when read the report sent to me I was amazed to read I was examined with results of amount of movement etc ,no problem getting on the couch ,when no examination took place !! .My meds missing from the report and my depression med described as painkiller. All of this was explained in my reply ,but like you no reference made to these points just stating the original decision stands .

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