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Important- On Assessments

July 25, 2017

With many thanks to campaigner Gail Ward.

Did you know…
Always check with the assessment company (Maximus, Atos or Capita) if they’ve consulted any Healthcare Professionals (HCP’s) in relation to your claim/assessment. If they say they’ve phoned any HCP’s ask who they contacted and when then double check this with the professional concerned.
Where possible, explain to any HCP who you mention in your claim form that they need to tell you if the DWP or associated agencies contact them.
I did this recently and the Healthcare Professional had no recollection of any phone contact with the DWP or related businesses in relation to a claim or assessment for PIP. This raises doubts about whether or not the HCP was actually contacted.
If they say they have contacted a HCP in relation to your claim/assessment ask for written confirmation before proceeding. If they refuse to confirm this in writing put in a complaint and inform the DWP about any possible delays in relation to processing your claim, attending an assessment or any home visits.
You have the right to check any information/documentation they obtain before attending any assessment whether at home or at an assessment centre. Just explain you have concerns about the accuracy of information from HCP’s and want to confirm this before they include it in any assessments.
Explain – Once confirmed the information from the HCP is accurate, up to date and correct you will contact them in writing to allow them to continue with your claim. If they refuse to provide this information ask why they are refusing and to put their answers in writing, then make a complaint to the company and inform your MP that misleading information may be used to produce an inaccurate report in relation to your claim / assessment.
Assessments can be face to face at an assessment centre or a home visit or just based on paper alone with evidence or information from your claim form and any HCP’s you list in your form(s).

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 25, 2017 7:03 pm

    I like it if they won’t tell you if they contacted anyone then take it as they haven’t contacted anyone.Put on any complaint that as of DATE they have not contacted anyone mentioned on the ESA/PIP form with regards to my difficulties and/or medical conditions!

  2. July 26, 2017 9:04 pm

    Two years ago, despite NOT sending me an ESA50 form (with it’s ‘under duress consent’), Maximus criminals managed to steal medical information about me from my (still not in prison) scumbag GP.

    Maximus and DWP criminals are *still* refusing to comply with Subject Access Requests to send me a copy of whatever Fraud based BS they stole from my Fu***r GP.

    Total criminal scum.

    Checkout –

    Fraud Act 2006 –
    Fraud by failing to disclose information –

    and –

    Misconduct in Public Office –
    “wilful neglect of a public duty;” “frauds and deceits.” –



    The Bribery Act 2010 –

    Perverting The Course of Justice –


    Disability Hate Crime – Criminal Justice Act 2003 (section 146) –
    Increase in sentences for aggravation related to disability –

  3. July 30, 2017 8:39 am

    Reblogged this on sdbast.

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