Fibromyalgia Action UK


Hello all, I am back again . I got a letter back from the DWP and i have been told i have been put into the work related scheme thingy , I have posted here before about this and you have been a great help so far , well here goes , I am being given the run around by the DWP its driving me nuts , I am going to make a claim to let them know that i feel i should be in the support group not the one they have put me in, I have been in touch with the welfare rights and also the Advice center , I have to fill in a GL24 form and they will help me to do this , If you saw my post before , you will know that i am almost house bound and there is no way i can get to the job center for interviews ect , I have many illnesses , I asked the DWP for a copy of the Atos medical report but they wont send me one , in fact they wont send me anything at all . I have phoned them around 5 times now and its not an 0800 number so its costing me a lot of my money just to ask them whats going on and why they wont send me a copy of my medical report . My GP wrote to Atos when all this started asking them if they could visit me at home due to my illness , I have asked if she will write to them for me , but she said if they want any information they can write to her, I know they wont do that as she will charge them for a letter . I am at the stage of asking her to do a letter for me and i will pay for it just to sent it back with the GL24 , When the Atos DR. came to visit me , he said himself i wasn't fit for work , and he could not see there being any problems at all as long as my GP were to agree with what i told him , Well no one has been in contact with my GP at all , she hasn't heard a word from them . If anyone has a free phone number for these people i would love to have it , also any advice you guys can give me again will be a great help , as time is getting on and i know i only have 28 days to appeal . :)

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Hi there if you go to this link it shows you all the free numbers for the DWP departments,

Hope that helps



Have you tried sending a letter to jobcentre, not in general but to someone in charge of the benefits dept? That sometimes gets things moving? I had to do that as nobody was redponding to my letters. Remember, they are trying to put you off from appealing or pursuing your claim, so dont give in xx


It is absolutely shocking John5! I feel your pain and frustration....blah blah blah!

All I can add is that if you do appeal and lose it then you will get a copy of the Atos medical report and reasons for their decision and also the appeal processes decision.

I know that doesn't help you right now though!

It is the systems and some of its employees incompetence. Hope you get some answers and a result!


It's a disgrace,you have to be dying now before you can go on the sick.Good luck hun.x


Even if you are dying, I hear you may not get benefits. If people have cancer and don't die within a certain period of time, they can be told that they are no longer eligible, I believe. How's that for fairness. It's like they're telling somebody, "No matter if you've been diagnosed with a fatal disease and can't be cured and are going to die in a matter of a year or less... we've paid out all we think you deserve, so you're on your own from here until you croak."

Sorry, but you know I am so disgusted by the way the poor and the sick and the elderly are being kicked and pushed and ignored by those who are lucky enough to have health and wealth. Likewise, people with families who can help and support them don't feel that those of us who are alone, homebound, and have nobody to even come in and take out our rubbish for us, are not entitled to care. That's where I am. It's a mess.

You deserve better than you are getting! You shouldn't have to beg and plead and scream and holler in order to be treated like a human being, John. I think Benefits and Work is a great resource for us, and those of us who have the strength and chutzpah to persist, especially if we have someone who can advocate for us and make them pay attention to our human rights... those are the ones who can get some results from the evil system. I hope you find someone who can help you get what you need.


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