Tag Archives: WCA

Michael O’Sullivan inquest: Chief coroner silent over WCA ‘future deaths’ reports

Reposted from Disability News Service The chief coroner of England and Wales has refused to act after it emerged that only one coroner has written an official report warning that lives could be put at risk by the government’s “fitness … Continue reading

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Michael O’Sullivan inquest: Atos ‘has no idea’ if surgeon is still assessing claimants

Reposted from Disability News Service Government contractor Atos Healthcare claims it has no idea if a former surgeon whose flawed assessment of a disabled man helped trigger his suicide is still testing people with mental health conditions for their eligibility … Continue reading

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FOI – Do or Die!

Freedom of Information Act 2000 I’m getting this Freedom of Information (FOI) request in before the Nazi   Nasty party start charging £600 to make a request; http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2015/09/17/tory-bid-to-put-freedom-of-information-out-of-your-price-range/  Here’s the article, originally published by the excellent John Pring on Disability … Continue reading

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Mens Rea, Actus Reus.

Now, I’m not being pretentious or anything, but some things just sound better in Latin and this is one of them. Mens Rea, Actus reus, simply means guilty mind, guilty act. We’ve all committed the Mens Rea at some point … Continue reading

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A good day to bury bad news …?

Well, well lookie here … on the very same day that the DWP finally release the mortality statistics in respect of ESA, IB and SDA  ; Iain Duncan Smith’s top special adviser has been awarded a peerage — on the … Continue reading

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Another day, another death…

Reposted from Daily Mail on line I hope nobody thinks that I am trivialising the issue with my headline, I was using it to point out how many people die at the hands of the DWP, Atos/Maximus, Iain Duncan Smith … Continue reading

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54 and out of work: how the DWP hounds you to amuse itself

Reposted from Kate Belgrave Thought I’d spend a few pre-budget days rolling out more transcripts from interviews with people on the rubbish end of Tory austerity. This one is yet another story about jobcentres and useless back-to-work activities (the transcript … Continue reading

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Sunlight is the best disinfectant.

Reposted from the Mirror on line. ***warning  – Ranty Post *** As some of you will know, I have been helping Mike Sivier, who runs the Vox Political blog, with his legal challenge to get the DWP to issue the … Continue reading

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Fit-For-Work Tests Discriminate Against Women

Reposted from The Mirror on line photo credit:  via photopin cc If you are/have been affected by the issues raised in this article please contact the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 or visit their website for support.  DWP guidance suggests that … Continue reading

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MaximARSE complaints procedure

Most people (apart from the tories of course) know that the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) as carried out by Atos was simply not fit for purpose. Now, the shiny and new MaximARSE us has taken over the WCA.  It’s a case of … Continue reading

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