Just by attending the medical you can lose valuable points you need for your ESA claim.
BEFORE the medical actually starts your behaviour is being noted.
Most centres have cameras in the car park and you are being observed entering the building and waiting for your medical
During the medical you may appear to be asked general chatty questions. Be careful how you answer them or the answers below may be applied to you
Was driven to medical exam?
Claimant has no difficulty sitting for long periods of time (Physical Section)
Claimant has no difficulty sitting for long periods of time and has no problem initiating and sustaining action (Mental Health and Physical Section)
Arrived by public transport?
Claimant has no difficulty standing, sitting and initiating and sustain personal action. (Physical and mental health section)
Appearance clean and tidy?
Claimant has no difficulty reaching or with manual dexerity does not need encouragement to dress.
Arrived and went to reception to give your name and appointment letter?
Claimant does not have problems with memory and communication (mental health)
Sat down until doctor called your name?
Does not suffer from agrophibia to any serious extent and can sit for long period.
Did not ask for key to use toilet? Does not have problems with incontinance and voiding
I run a site on ESA claim and medicalexam, but I refer people with mental health problems to look here. People with mental health problems are being treated as con artists or lethargic and just need to get over it. I want to stress the importance of NOT attending a medical alone. According to ATOS you will have failed most sections just by turning up unescorted.