• rogr July 27, 2012 at 4:21 am

    If, say, an insurance policy was to be sold to people with those receiving the premiums having decided that regardless of merit only a small fixed percentage would actually get the benefits that their premiums had paid for then quite rightly this would be regarded as mis-selling just as it was with PPI and other schemes. The question is, in this case, whether the so called “arms length” operation of assessors working independently of those who have taken the premium (National “Insurance”) actually amounts to a criminal conspiracy to defraud the people who have made the payments when the time comes to make a claim. If it can be classified as such then those responsible will not be able to use the usual weasel words of “lessons to be learned” etc but will be facing a real chance of prosecution in the courts and it will soon come out who has been driving things.
    Still, for all that the money taken from us is called “National Insurance” I have never seen a copy of the terms and conditions which say what is being insured or the terms under which payment has been taken. If anyone has it will be interesting to see whether they are being breached by this sort of alteration if not then surely, as with PPI, the guide ought to be that of what everyone thought they were paying for. This cannot possibly be like travel insurance where the last line of most small print carries the sort of warning that payouts are purely at the discretion of the company regardless of the merits of any claim, can it?
    Mind you, if the authority for the quota came from the top of the DWP it would explain why a company has its employees sign the Official Secrets Act!

  • muffie 02 July 27, 2012 at 4:56 am

    seems it all starting to unravel – for the evil atos and co – shall watch that program with interest

    what is it they say “be sure your sins will find you out ” ?? – seems that lies work the same way


  • DAVID A SHAW July 27, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Finally the truth. Targets set by government, ridiculous assessment criteria, a company not fit for purpose, and out of all of that much suffering for disabled and vulnerable people. It is time this company and this government were taken before a judge and tried for this criminal behaviour , let us hope the current case sees the beginning of the end for both the WCA and ATOS in their involvement in what is the most sickening indictment of our nation in 2012.

  • Marie July 27, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Very well said

  • Sue July 27, 2012 at 9:14 am

    No one should agree to be assessed unless it is recorded by Atos (as we have a right to request). I understand that they have a shortage of recording equipment, so insisting on this would throw the system into complete chaos – at least for a while until they fork out for enough equipment. I intend to ask the person doing my assessment to state (for the purpose of the recording) her name and her qualifications and whether she is qualified in my particular illness. I think these assessors should be made aware that if any legal action follows as a result of what is happening that they will be held responsible along side their employers and the DWP.

  • jeffery davies July 27, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    its about itme someone started to get the dirt on both the dwp atos goverment how they treat us and hope now that some who dont like the disabled will open their eyes and see its all been goverment lies pointing their fingers of hate whilst its them who have been doing it to us so should they the ministers be shown the door for all the back stabbing of the sick and disabled who they cant look in the eyes of truth is out there but they cant speak it jeff3

  • Humanity2012 July 27, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    This is Sick and Evil . Politicians have their Expenses together with their Huge
    Salaries so they are hardly Examples of Austerity

    This is Cruel Vicious and shows the Need for this to be Done by NHS Doctors
    Properly Qualified in this Matter and For the Con Dem Regime to Get Out of
    Office as they are Not Fit to Govern this Country

    If MPS were Assessed for their Ability to Perform any Service to the Decent
    Government of the Country they would Overwhelmingly Fail

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