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Sue a DWP Decision Maker and their Manager for Fraud 04 Mar 2018 14:42 #6401

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I remember reading this some years ago but this approach still stands today.

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Sue a DWP Decision Maker and their Manager for Fraud 04 Mar 2018 17:07 #6403

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A good find and read Spanner. Thinking about decision makers generally and where ESA/PIP are concerned, these individuals are NOT medically trained and 95% of the time will agree with the assessors report that someone is `fit to work`. So here we have a tick box mentality called an assessment (or medical in their sense of the word) where almost everyone who goes through it are marched through the same procedures and given exit reports that are found wanting. Yet once these reports are passed back to DWP, it`s their decision makers who rubber stamp them and base what they read in these reports as fact, so we then have the high volume of fit for work decisions made by people who (a) were not there when the examination was done and (b) can`t possibly relate to the medical interpretations in front of them when they don`t have any knowledge of disability or chronic health conditions.

A decision maker will read things like "Mr X was able to hold his arms at shoulder height and Mr X said he could dress himself".....now a decision maker will look at this and agree with the assessors report without question. And this is where the system fails because the assessment reports are base upon a snap shot timeframe and many individuals (like myself) have been treated to the smiling assassins from ATOS or Maximus/Capita and left knowing our fate was sealed before the envelope turns up telling us our fate.

But going back to the law side, if medical evidence is produced and yet, someone is denied their ESA or PIP based on a report that reads full of lies and/or additions that were never raised, this in itself surely, is a breech of trust? My report had more than a few examples of lies, one being that this person who examined me said that the ` the pressure when placed on my toe showed normal "......I can`t imagine why as I was wearing BOOTS at the time! She also stated that I sat in a chair for an hour.....when the examination lasted 44 minutes!

These are just a few idiotic scenarios that occur and obviously, any decision maker is going to believe what these people report and we can moan and groan all we want down the phone. It makes no difference and that`s why we have to do mandatory reconsiderations/appeals to get the truth out.

I have the name of my last decision maker on my ESA85 report. Hope he knows that we have this information now.
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Sue a DWP Decision Maker and their Manager for Fraud 04 Mar 2018 19:02 #6409

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Last i heard of this Frank Field of the labour party was suppose to be looking into the way accessors are acting and their overall qualifications for the position held.

This was the parliamentary committee who had a real good chit chat for a few hours and i guess like everything else will be put on hold nearer o next election to come out the woodwork again for a killing on brownie points. :evil:

Its a serious issue and is HAVING serious consequences for those on the receiving end of the DWP's looney tunes mentality. :evil:
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Sue a DWP Decision Maker and their Manager for Fraud 10 Mar 2018 00:05 #6481

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I wish I had known about this around the time of my ICE case but failure to provide information (highlighted by one of the later contributors on that FOI) was the one part of five of my case that they upheld so it does seem to reinforce what is being said although I have to be honest I am finding it a bit complex atm a bit like a couple of the other contributors - it is much easier looking back with hindsight than when in the thick of it having your benefits slashed left, right and centre.
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Sue a DWP Decision Maker and their Manager for Fraud 26 Mar 2018 21:27 #6666

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