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TOPIC: WR Group to Support Group appeal battle won

WR Group to Support Group appeal battle won 6 years 2 months ago #62146

Have to first say a big heart felt thank you for B&W support and advice over the past months, which has kept me on the path of sanity. Being disabled is tough enough without having to go through this living nightmare of "assessment".
Briefly this was my experience. I arrived at the "Health Centre" (no disabled parking), had the chat with someone claiming to be a Doctor who seemed not to know anything about my mobility/health problems....however she seemed to have plenty of non related "staged" questions from the laptop she was attached too. Anyway I received the result a couple of weeks later stating I had been placed in the WRG, having a total score of 16ish points.
Not wanting to give away my ID to whoever may be reading....I appealed stateing the obvious errors/contradictions of the Docs report. Within six weeks I received a letter upgrading me to the Support Group without having to go to the tribunal.

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Re:WR Group to Support Group appeal battle won 6 years 2 months ago #62150

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davedadruid wrote:

Have to first say a big heart felt thank you for B&W support and advice over the past months, which has kept me on the path of sanity. Being disabled is tough enough without having to go through this living nightmare of "assessment".
Briefly this was my experience. I arrived at the "Health Centre" (no disabled parking), had the chat with someone claiming to be a Doctor who seemed not to know anything about my mobility/health problems....however she seemed to have plenty of non related "staged" questions from the laptop she was attached too. Anyway I received the result a couple of weeks later stating I had been placed in the WRG, having a total score of 16ish points.
Not wanting to give away my ID to whoever may be reading....I appealed stateing the obvious errors/contradictions of the Docs report. Within six weeks I received a letter upgrading me to the Support Group without having to go to the tribunal.



not giving away your ID is a good idea another part of Atos *******XSoft/BACnet runs part of ECHELON at RAF Menwith

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Re:WR Group to Support Group appeal battle won 6 years 2 months ago #62152

Really pleased for you and worth the hard work.
If your ESA is income based you would be entitled to an enhanced disability premium. I have found that this is sometimes omitted in payments.

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Re:WR Group to Support Group appeal battle won 6 years 2 months ago #62243

Cheers Towser, it certainly was hard work and have to add that anyone having to go through this process must take it seriously, remain focussed and determined.

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Re:WR Group to Support Group appeal battle won 6 years 2 months ago #63284

Well done on getting what you were obviously entitled to and I too got a letter this week confirming I have been placed in the support group after appealing. This was also done without having to go to a tribunal. Thankyou so much B & W for your wonderful support emails and advice. To anyone else who is thinking about appealing.....if you know you are right then please do it. These people cannot be allowed to make us feel any worse than our disabilities already do.

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Re:WR Group to Support Group appeal battle won 6 years 2 months ago #63323

Well done dave on your award into 'support group' - have you been given a time span for this group? :)

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