This was a post wrtitten in ATOS Miracles, and as it contains some very useful and interesting info I'm passing it on xx
"How incompetent are the dwp?? I know that's a stupid question. I've just received a phone call from them informing me that they've mislaid/lost my appeal form so won't be able to continue with my claim. Yes I thought this was very convenient of them and told them so too. They didn't seem pleased when I informed them that I had took photocopies of it before handing it back to them so I would bring ...in a copy to my local dwp so that they can continue with my claim. The bloke suddenly past me to his supervisor who tried to say they couldn't accept a photocopy of my appeal until I said that I'd spoken to C.A.B and my solicitor who had said that I can. He then told me that as soon as they receive my photocopy they'll continue with my appeal. My advise to everyone going through this is to photocopy and keep records of everything because the dwp/Atos etc will try and conveniently lose paperwork etc to get out of going through and appeal. Good luck to everyone going through this. We all need to stay strong and fight them for their wrong doings"