Had My Pip Assessment Today. Asked the young lady before she started if she was aware of my condition which I submitted in written evidence along with my application.I did this as a precursor to the assessment to make sure she could form an as accurate as possible opinion of my assessment, which she would be sending to DWP.Her Answer...'No We Don't Have Any Of That...All I Have On My System For This Assessment Is The Application Form You Filled In'.
.I was furious at this as an accurate assessment cannot be done without this vital evidence(5 separate pieces of it in actual fact).I asked her to show me on her screen just exactly what she had read and briefed herself on about me as a way of some reassurance to me that she had read something. She Attempted to show but it was upside down.I had to ask her to rotate it the right way up but she was unable to perform that simple task and blamed the computer(but as was proven later on by somebody else this was not the case).
So my assessor could not even operate the simplest of simple tasks on a pc(what a joke). She suggested we carry on with assessment and sort that out at the end.It was a bad start but I agreed.(I did not ask her for id to prove how qualified she was (or not at all imho) I will look into this tomorrow .
If That Individual was any of the stated qualified professionals that atos say they use...I will eat my hat...all of it.Trust me on this ...I have dealt with many qualified professional people over the years, as I have been a full time Carer of my elderly severely disabled Mother ..still am and have been for over twenty years....
So the assessment ended and that is when I started.As she stated they were adamant that they had not received any of this written evidence as it was not on their system.I asked her where is it?....she said she did not know and that the dwp had not forwarded it to them.So I asked her what can I do?she said ,'when you get home phone phone dwp and take it up with them.I said,I am not leaving this room until YOU call dwp on my behalf and ask them if they have that written evidence and if they have sent it.
By this time, there were three atos reps in the room all looking like they were bricking it.Whilst they were waiting for dwp to answer the call ...I questioned the other two atos staff ...that if by any chance dwp have not got that written evidence could they electronically send my copies which I had brought with me to the assessment over to them.They said that they do not have the facilities to do that and if required they would have to be sent by post...
So out of all of the massive amounts of money atos are raking in....they can't even provide a simple facility like that...not even a fax machine...come on....they're bullshi**ing...right?
Any way dwp answered and what do you know ...yes they received all of that information and that it was automatically implemented onto atos's system over 14 days ago.So I asked atos what do they have to say about that....Nothing as it turned out form they just all stood there scratching their heads looking embarrassed and worried.
The dwp told my that that evidence is vital information needed by assessor in preparation for assessment to form a fact based opinion to be presented to dwp decision maker.So atos now have to look at the copies I brought to assessment and reform their opinion before declaring it to dwp (in effect all been done **** about face) I have to call dwp on Tuesday as they said they should have received it by then.Had I not been able to realise all of this, then that joke of an assessment would have been formed on an inaccurate opinion from a totally unqualified individual( imha) and low and behold ....even though dwp had this information because it would not have been included in assessors opinion,they would not have been able to include it in their points evaluation (in other words...nil poi for me.
Both Parties between to them think they have a clever system to rip people off...But as I stated to the 3 stooges in that room,I made it very clear that,' I may be sick...but I am not crazy'...That assessor left out loads of information on the basic application alone (there is no way that she had read any of it in preparation for it...like they are supposed to do...The thing was upside down on her screen...Surely this has got to have been an attempt to extract the urine and get away with it...
Well the bad news for atos is...It Has Backfired On Them....That Is Why I Asked The Assessor To Speak To Dwp.... As She Has Had To Give Them Her Name And Verify Everything In Her Words....And Not Mine..Atos Will Have To Come Up With An Explanation As To Why All Of This Has Happened...They Now....Cannot Pass The Buck Onto Dwp.....The System Is Automated (Fool Proof)...So They Cannot Say They Made A Mistake And Forgot To Upload It.....It Is As Plain As Day To Me...Atos Have Removed That Vital Written Evidence To Try To Write Me Off As Ineligible For Pip.....I Am Going To Blow Them Out Of The Water For This......It's Not About The Money Any More Now ....They Have Picked On The Wrong Person Here.......I Will Not Let This Go........The Damage Has Been Done.......I Receive Counselling For My Condition.......
These Morons On That One Day Have Virtually Wiped Out Six Months Worth Of My Counselling....We Will See What The Legal System Has To Say About This...I Will Be Phoning Atos Up First Thing To Decipher Just How Qualified That Assessor Actually Wasn't...Because That Is A Breach Of Contract...And A Massive Insult To Me.....I Have Read Things On The Net And Thought Most Of It Was Exaggeration ....Now I Have Witnessed The Truth....It Is An Absolute Disgrace...When I Have Simmered Down ....I Will Meticulously Begin The Correct Procedures To Take These B...st...ds Apart.
Will Keep Posted....Lonewolf.