I appealed recently against an ATOS decision to say that i was fit for work, I recieved a copy of my original documents back from the DWP as i requested. Reading through i spotted many mistakes and imho lies, but one mistake caught my eye when i was going through the MDA 1. The only way i can explain the MDA 1 is that its the post mortem of my assessment where the Decision Maker picks through all the information he has recieved from the ATOS Healthcare Professional. Then at the bottom above the Decision Makers name and signature it gives the reason for their decision, it has a womans name where my male name should be. So it looks like i have sat the assessment and some woman failed it. Where do i stand
We see a fair number of these typographical errors, whilst they won't necessarily render the decision unsafe they have potential too. If the errors are on the medical reasoning (usually on a form ESA85) then I would challenge it if you think it to be of such importance that it exposes flaws elsewhere. Arguably if it's a completely different name then you could say it must be rejected as it does not apply to you.
If on the other hand it's a DWP decision - maker's 'reasoning' then it's unlikely to make much material difference to the validity of the decision.
However, the greater question is this: if you are unhappy with the decision and think it wrong then yes you should appeal.
By the way have you both seen the IMPORTANT NOTICE at the top of the forum about a few changes we are making? I've essentially started posting new posts on the new look Mylegal on the ilegal forum. It's easy to upgrade your membership and I'd welcome you both on the new site.