I put my appeal in to ATOS back in May as I had been put into WRAG on the basis of a questionnaire only. My appeal is for the Support Group and I felt the tick box exercise did not enable me to discuss and describe my (many) conditions properly so I have appealed for a medical assessment to show the true extent.
I phoned ATOS this morning to be told they still hadn't looked at it. It's unbelievable, any other company would be fined or in the bankruptcy courts by now.
Even the e-mail the job centre lady sent in September to hurry things along has had no effect. I think I wasn't called because I also have Lupus which is one of the conditions like RA which means you don't have to have an assessment. My point is, if I have a condition which is bad enough not to be called, how come I have no part in how the decision is made to put me in WRAG.
The only saving grace is they have received all the additional medical evidence I have accumulated since May, and noted the job centre e-mail. If ATOS have not yet looked at it, how long will it be before either I have an assessment or the DWP give me their answer?