Tag Archives: Atos

Assessing the assessors

Reposted from the Centre for Welfare Reform The assessment of disabled people for the Employment Support Allowance has been a national scandal. Much of the focus has been on the private healthcare firm, Atos, who have administered the DWP’s assessment. … Continue reading

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Man who had sickness benefits axed wins appeal – months after he died

Reposted from the Mirror Terrible story: Graham with wife Yvonne A widow was horrified when a letter arrived for her late husband saying he had won his appeal against his sickness benefits being axed. Graham Shawcross, 63, had potentially fatal Addison’s disease, … Continue reading

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Former DWP adviser tells MPs: ‘Fitness for work’ test needs radical surgery

Reposted from Disability News Service The former government adviser who carried out three independent reviews of the controversial work capability assessment (WCA) has told MPs that the test is “not working” and must be made more “humane”. Professor Malcolm Harrington … Continue reading

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British Disability Rights Abuses: ‘UK Government Refuses to Accept Responsibility for Crimes Against Humanity’ – a report by Mo Stewart

I can’t add anything to this excellent, thought provoking  report by Mo Stewart. By Mo Stewart INTRODUCTION: Following the fatally flawed Work Capability Assessment (WCA) conducted by Atos Healthcare, as contracted by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), the … Continue reading

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A funny thing happened on the way to the tribunal…..

Most of the regular readers of my blog will be aware of the DWP’s refusal to put into the public domain, the statistics of those people who were in receipt of Incapacity Benefit, who were deemed fit for work by … Continue reading

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One-armed Derbyshire dad has benefit cut and is told he’s fit to work

One-armed Derbyshire dad has benefit cut and is told he’s fit to work By Derby Telegraph  |  Posted: March 29, 2014 By Ella Rhodes Jonathan Collinge has had his benefits cut after an assessment by Atos, which said he was fit to work. … Continue reading

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‘We were wrong’: Government admits it should not have axed disability benefits of Asperger’s sufferer who starved to death just five months later weighing five-and-a-half stone

Reposted from the Daily Mail   Mark Wood, 44, weighed 5.5st when he died after Atos cut his benefits Had more than 7 illnesses including Asperger’s but told he was ‘fit to work’ Ordered to find employment and given just … Continue reading

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