Woke up this morning feeling like death as hubby has given me his horrible virus and there was a letter from ATOS saying I have to go for a medical. They have given me an appointment for 10h May at 9am (want me there by 8.50). The centre is nowhere near where I live and even if hubby is prepared to take time off work to drive me down there god only knows how long it would take at that time of day. Needless to say there is no car park, and the nearest one (if it isn't full) is at least ten minutes walk away
Presumably that's the first test! If you can drag yourself out of bed to spend one hour plus in rush hour traffic and then walk from the car park you're fit to go to work!!!!!!
So I phoned up and hung on and on and on till I got to speak to someone and said no way could I get there for that time and quite possibly would not be able to walk from the car park. I said that I was not prepared to ask my husband to take a day off to get me there. So I now have to ask my long suffering doctor to fax them to say that I am not in a fit state to go their centre and request a home assessment.
It is a complete farce - I am 60 next month and was retired from my teaching job
11 yrs ago on medical grounds. I will be due my pension in two years time. So who in their right minds would employ me at my age with all my various conditions.
I don't believe anyone reads these forms - does anyone get away with no medical?