“I am moving from ESA to Universal Credit”

In 2011 a Tribunal overturned DWP decision not to award me ESA. In May 2018 I was summoned to a medical assessment. It was clear the HCP had no knowledge of the complex life-threatening conditions I have or the effect they have on me, despite pages of medical evidence. Not once did she or DWP consider whether my conditions had worsened since 2011 (they have).

Now I am moving from ESA to Universal Credit and it is proving so stressful. But the one thing is clear, the HCP either wasn’t listening to me during the assessment or she has told lies on which the decision maker based her conclusion.

Marc

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  1. I can tell you the truth. The dwps contract came with targets that they wanted. One of the targets was for fit for work reports. Which of course effected all assessments centres. Remember this is a private company in the business to make money. I know each centre is on targets as 2 ex employees told me this. 1 added if they do 10 in a day 3 of them had to be fit for work to achieve their targets. I can even tell you they have in the past changed outcomes solely for the purposes of achieving targets and it’s not just the accssors doing this but even the some centres managers have changed outcomes simply to meet those targets. Then worse still if your even successful with the assessment your report goes straight to the dwp untrained medical staff who not all are as told working out how much money you will get. They have targets to make too and after the recent leak recording dwp staff comments which were not only truly disgusting anywhere else you would lose your job. Except this is the dwp and this behaviour has been going on for years now. This comes from the department who deal with your reports.

    Welcome to the assessment lottery except in order to win you need 2 wins to be successful.
    As crazy as you think I sound. Ask yourself this question, why you think they use a private company. Both companies have proved to give many bad assignments. Yet we could do it cheaper via NHS but that has a problem as it’s a public organisation which the public can gain freedom of information. Which leaves them open to lawsuits and also helps the dwp getting less lawsuits. Private Companys are protected from disclosing such details information. How many lawsuits have been made against both these companies for poor service?
    No matter how bad some assessments are or if you have any concerns about it. They don’t care as your being told you must attend added with a threats to your only form of income could be affected.

    Universal credit will help themselves more than you.

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