Has the DWP let you know that you can ask for your ESA Atos face-to-face assessment to be recorded?

This is another important post from jaynelinney. I know many people, who’ve had their claims falsely altered by Atos in order to justify throwing them off benefit. I would dearly have loved to know myself that it would be possible to record the interview, as this would make such falsification very difficult. Not impossible, ’cause there are always ways people like this will get round it. But certainly difficult. But the message is out: disabled people and carers – you can have your interview recorded. Demand it at your assessment.

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Last month (12 June), Mark Hoban said this during a debate on people’s right to ask for a recording of their employment and support allowance face-to-face assessments:

“The Department and Atos are in the process of amending written communications to claimants by updating the WCA AL1C form. The document is sent to claimants when they need to arrange a face-to-face assessment and will provide more information on how to arrange an audio-recorded assessment. We expect the revised form to be sent out to claimants by the end of next month, once the necessary changes have been made and the form has been cleared for use.”

In other words – the DWP was finally going to change the documents it sends to ESA claimants to let them know that they can ask to have their Atos face-to-face assessments recorded. It’s vital that people know they have that right, because with…

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