Hi help please, i have just had a letter from DWP saying that my appeal has been heard by an independent appeal tribunal, and I have been put in the Work related group
I had appealed the first decision after scoring no points at the ATOS medical and so I was turned down for ESA and told I was fit for work. This was back in November 2012.
This letter in its self is little strange as I phoned them a couple of weeks ago and was told my appeal was still with the decision maker and I would hear once a decision had been made by them or if appeal was going to be sent to a Tribunal .
When i phoned them I told them I had a new list of up to date medicines and a GP letter and I asked them who I was to sent these too and I was told to send them to DWP. I sent them a five page letter and copy of all my medicines by a letter from my GP which included the fact I am on two types of morphine, lozapam, two anti depressess and a few other drugs for heart problems)
Anyway I think the last letter I sent them tipped the balance as when I went to the ATOS medical I got no points.
Should I be pleased or worried by being put in this group?
I am worried about having to go to the so call work focused interviews, I can't really get around too well and I have already sent them a letter from GP say I can't travel on public transport and my local job centre is a half hour bus ride and ten minute walk at normal speed which I can not do.
Lastly, does the above mean my appeal did in fact go to Tribunal without me knowing or is it just the wrong wording in the letter and it was in fact the decision maker at the DWP who put me in this group.
Any help please