Hi all, my sister just called me. A friend of hers has a rare form or arthritis that affects his spine. He’s still on the old incapacity benefit (as am I).
Apparently a very nice woman from ATOS called him yesterday & told him that they are not now seeing everybody for an assessment now.
She said that people who appear to have more serious conditions can just send in their letters from specialists etc, and a letter from GP… and will be assessed by those only.
My sister said that she doesn’t even think he has to fill in the form!
She’s known this friend for years & he wouldn’t lie about something like that.
Can it be true?
Anyone else heard about this?
(Oh I hope so!!!)