Re recording at benefit tribunals

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lydia5683
lydia5683 Community member Posts: 39 Listener
Hi I was wondering whether benefit tribunals are recorded if they are via phone or video if you request it

Thanks 

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  • kebabs2u3
    kebabs2u3 Community member Posts: 22 Listener
    edited August 2023
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    An Atos sign

    Recording shows Atos nurse lied repeatedly in PIP assessment report

    By John Pring on 10th August 2023Category: Benefits and Poverty

    A disabled man has had his benefits slashed after an Atos nurse lied about what he told her during an assessment about his pain and suicidal thoughts, and repeatedly under-stated how his health conditions affect his day-to-day life.

    The nurse even claimed that Ian Littler, who lives with significant mental distress and long-term health conditions, said that all people were “scum” when he said no such thing during the telephone assessment.

    As a result of the assessment report, he had his monthly personal independence payment (PIP) cut by nearly £340 a month.

    It is the third time he has had to appeal after an inaccurate assessment report has resulted in his PIP being cut.

    Atos has accepted the report was not fit for purpose – after listening to a recording he secretly made of the telephone assessment in April – and is investigating his complaint.’


    Not sure if I’m allowed to post this apologies if not 🤷‍♂️

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,308 Championing
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    @kebabs2u3 I’m not sure why you posted that because it’s not relevant to the question that was asked. 

    lydia5683 said:
    Hi I was wondering whether benefit tribunals are recorded if they are via phone or video if you request it

    Thanks 
    Telephone hearings are audio recorded. 
  • kebabs2u3
    kebabs2u3 Community member Posts: 22 Listener
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    Well it seems that that guys call wasn’t recorded by atos as he had you use a secret recording to get justice or surely they would have checked there own recording ?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,308 Championing
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    kebabs2u3 said:
    Well it seems that that guys call wasn’t recorded by atos as he had you use a secret recording to get justice or surely they would have checked there own recording ?

    Assessments are not automatically recorded, you have to ask for this to be done. That report says that the claimant secretly recorded it, it doesn't mention anything about the assessor not recording it when they were supposed to.

    It's well known that a lot of assessment reports are flawed. This thread isn't about recording assessments though, it's about Tribunals recording the hearing. Tribunals are impartial to DWP and the assessors.
  • cheekylittlekoala
    cheekylittlekoala Community member Posts: 117 Contributor
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    Its doesn't put much faith in the people who are supposed to be professionals.