Just wanted to share my news with every-one to encourage you all to appeal the decisions made by ATOS if you don't agree. I was on IB for years filled in the ESA forms ( took me 3 weeks) I had joined the Benefit and work site and there advice was a great help to me. In March I received a letter advising I had been put in the WRAG group,and I also had to attend my first interview at the job centre . I put in an appeal and explained that I was unfit to work and would they reconsider and if they still came to the same decision that I was willing to go to court. (I was dreading this decision) I also put on the appeal that I came into the category regulation 29/35 (i think thats correct) where it states that if I was found fit to work that it would be detrimental to my health and also they would be responsible if my health deteriorated. I also stated that I would have my local welfare officer with me at the appeal if necessary (although I still hadnt contacted one). Today I received the brown letter and it took me ages to get the courage to open it. Glad I did as it states that they have looked at the decision again,and looked at the new evidence (there wasnt any new evidence) and they have now put me in the Support Group.So my message to every-one is do not give up and keep appealing,do not be put of by all the form filling and fight for what you entitled to. I have been so stressed over the last few months worrying about the decision, but was determined to fight my corner ( not literally lol) . So good luck to any-one who is going through this process at the moment.
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