I had to appeal DWP decision after Atos medical zero points. Initial GL24 was sent and received in time for appeal deadline 3/7/13, and I wrote on it that all supporting evidence will follow.
Additional supporting evidence (disputing ESA85 Atos report, consultants letters, letters of support from family and friends, descriptors and how they relate to me) was sent special delivery and received at Glasgow, signed for 1 week later on 10th July. (sent later than initial GL24 as my Mum had heart attack on 25th June and I was too stressed to get it all in before deadline).
I received a letter on 18/7/13 from DWP asking why my appeal was late! I rang and was told to ignore the letter as it was obviously an admin error as I am being paid assessment rate so obviously they received my appeal!! I was told that the reconsideration had not been done yet and that I could still send stuff in before reconsideration is done, so I sent a load of doctors letters and hospital appointment letters!
Apparently decision maker tried to ring me on 16th and 17th July (no call received!!) and then made decision to send appeal to tribunal. The DWP has sent me documents showing what this 'reconsideration' was based on and none of my supporting evidence is there! D.M said reconsideration was done and no new evidence was sent which is total rubbish as it was signed for on 10/7/13. Also date of decision is 17/7/13 and yet I was told on 18/7/13 that reconsideration was not done yet!!
Rang DWP to ask where all my supporting evidence is and to find out what has been received and their system does not show what is received, it only shows dates of incoming mail. I don't know if they have received my supporting evidence or not!! They did say some documents were received and forwarded on to appeals dept on 25/7/13 so D.M would not have received it in time for reconsideration. They could not tell me what the evidence was whether it was the first lot i.e. all the main evidence signed for on 10/7/13 or 2nd lot sent on 18/7/13.
It's all a conspiracy!! I have no idea what they have received and don't know whether to send whole lot again??
Can anyone please advise??