sorry about this posting,
after waiting long 17 weeks and yes that is 17 weeks for my reconsideration on wednesday the 19th of this month i received what i honestly thought was a decision letter.
this letter went in to details about benefit increases and showed when my claim was due to end and how much they were paying however underneath all of this bull it then went on to state that my future payments would be £164.40 a month.
overleaf it then stated that they might look at my award again to make sure i was getting the right amount.
this morning out of the blue i got a call from those people at bootle asking me to have a home visit, i am sure she knew a decision had been made because she asked this at the beginning of the conversation. i told yes a decision had been made to which she then telephoned the dwp but they were still insisting on a medical which totally shocked me.
i telephoned the dwp but they insisted this letter i received was just a notification about increases. question if this was the case and my benefit was ending this month then why on earth in this letter does it state what my future award is going to be?
as far as i am concerned i feel that the dwp do have more than enough information for a decision without this medical, i have supplied supporting evidence from all over the place plus they also have my doctors g.p report and yet they are still not satisfied!!
another question should i let this examination go ahead or telephone on monday and tell the dwp i feel they have enough information and just ask for an appeal to go ahead so that they can't do any further damage to my case.
i did tell them this morning that i was thinking of taking it to appeals and the dwp person tried to put me off!
i do know that atos are as bad as they come and can do lots of damage to peoples case.
as much as i read the letter i got it does look like an award was made then some person has over ruled it.