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      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)

      Drove yourself?
      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.

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      "Arrived and went to reception to give your name and appointment letter?
      Claimant does not have problems with memory and communication (mental health)"

      Well there goes your chance of working for Jobcentreplus then, as you need to be fully incompetent for that. By their own practice I assume demanding you take your appointment letter with you is a bluff as their normal practice is to say they have lost letters; so only a con artist would remember to actually take theirs along. What is official policy on the state of your mental health if 'forgetting' your letter I would like to know.

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      I couldn't possibly face going to the medical centre so I got a home visit. When they rang to tell me I'd passed they congratulated me as if I'd taken an exam or something............They don't give a shit about people with MHP
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      can someone explain what they do in a medical? i have very bad anxiety disorder, wondering what questions they will ask, need to have one soon, i may be getting a home visit , got to ring um again today tho,

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      In order to get a home visit you need to get your doctor or therapist to fax atos healthcare a letter stating why you need one. When I had mine, she just asked me a few questions about my usual daily life and habits (always give the answer based on your worst days - don't say you have good days it just complicates matters) and what things you are able to do like housework, shopping or driving a car. Wear dirty clothes, dont wash and keep your curtains closed if you're agoraphobic. Don't force yourself to make eye contact as this will go against you. Basically if you are able to hold an intelligible conversation they will find you to have at least limited capacity. I'll let you know how the work related interviews go when I have them but I am appealing at mo to be put on the support group as my therapist has already told them I should be.

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      that's me f**ked then when my time comes - i have runes and mirrors set up to keep nasties + such like away from my home - no way will i actually invite these dark servants across the threshold in person ...
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      Just to let you know above link is wrong as my site has now moved http://www.abcofesa.co.uk/board/index.php

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      this E.S.A is a 100% joke I went for my medical assessment for E.S.A anxiety and panic attacks
      I told them everything about what happens to me. basically anyway I gets a telephone called from D.W.P department of work and pricks
      saying we are sorry you have failed your medical we can only give you just 6 points.
      with mental illness. what the fuck he asked me a few questions ( HOW DOES YOUR ILLNESS EFFECT YOU)
      ( WHAT TIME DO YOU GO TO BED) ( DO YOU COOK CLEAN GO SHOPPING)
      ( HOW DID YOUR ILLNESS START) (WHEN DO YOU WAKE UP)
      pathetic I answered these truthfully honesty
      to be told 6 points is a fail you need 15 points ballocks
      I said so what happens now I want to appeal well they told me you won't be getting paid
      now with appeals you have to seek other benefits jobseekers in the meantime
      if you appeal it would take at least 24 weeks to get your E.S.A payment which means no payment these aren't doctors just like our normal doctors which all of us seek for help these are NAZI DOCTORS
      ATOS ARE FUCKING PRICKS
      they aren't interested in hearing your story about you but only just like to type on a computer screen
      making shit up to suit them. I even told them that with my anxiety / panic attack I have been in hospital twice
      with chest pains thinking I were having an heart attack. scared to death
      spend all night in hospital waiting for doctors in hospital to come back with my heart results
      blood plasma taken etc........................... but still I failed
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      Hi James

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      This is a very old thread you've posted in; it's not had any replies for over three years. You can always start a new thread if you like if you want to talk about this issue.

      Also, you can pop into the 'intro' section and introduce yourself and tell us about yourself and your situation if you like.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Miss Ben E Fit View Post
      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)

      Drove yourself?
      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.

      abcofesa.co.uk
      Jeez what a laugh Sounds like you need to be a better actor than Dustin Hoffman lol. I'll have to watch rain man a few times and rehearse my lines, perhaps drop a matchbox on the desk and tell then how many matches there are and tell them I'll only fly with Qantas

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