Saturday, February 19, 2011

3 more assessed "fit for work" by ATOS die

by Miss Ben E Fit » Sat Feb 19, 2011:

Yesterday I posted on a man from Derbyshire named George who died the day before his medical.

Today a report of 3 more deaths.
When are people going to get angry? Why arnt these stories making front page? I hope EVERY person who reads this will let at least two people know.

I've had an ok day today. I am going to bed appalled, in particular by the last story

THE deaths of two people who were waiting for appeals to be heard against the loss of benefits has prompted calls for a fairer assessment system.

The two claimants, both from West Dunbartonshire, died from the conditions which caused them to claim Incapacity Benefit (IB) while waiting for appeals to be heard against cuts to their benefits.

One was deemed fit for work during a work capability assessment, despite having a deteriorating chronic illness, and lost both incapacity benefit and disability living allowance.

When his support worker appeared at the appeal tribunal she had to report her client could not be there because he was dead. Read more>>

1 comment:

newsextra1962 said...

Atos are a disgrace and something needs to be done about the company before too many individuals suffer.

The guardian newspaper is looking for an individual who is willing to allow a journalist to go to their medical assessment, I personally think this could be of benefit to the whole cause in general and the individual who agrees to this, all details are available on my blog..

Love your blog by the way...


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