HomeBlogDr Peverley’s attack on benefit claimants was wrong-headed – and having worked for Atos, I should know
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  • Tom (iow) August 20, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    The idea that ATOS assessments are accurate is utterly fatuous. I’ve just seen the fact that someone attends GP appointments every 6 weeks used to justify awarding no points for engagement in social contact. The client can’t get out of bed for 16 hours a day due to depression, and constantly cries.

    A claimant is entitled to score 6 points if unable to socialise for the majority of the time, even if able to at other times – and this disregards familiar people.

    Fraud’s ramapant all right – but it’s happening against the claimant.

    • PAUL August 22, 2013 at 9:26 am

      I GOT NO POINTS AND I AM SOCIALY PHOBIC, HAVE NO FAMILY OR FRIENDS… SPEND ALL DAY AT HOME …RARELY GO OUT UNLESS IT ABSOLOUTELY NECESSARY…AND THAT TAKES HOURS OF DECISION…STILL WAITING TRIBUNAL DATE SINCE JULY 2012.
      NONE OF MY PSYCHIATRIST OR GP LETTERS ARE BEING ADDRESSED BY DWP..
      OPOLOGIES IF THIS IS IN CAPS… WAS MISTAKE…

      • chris August 29, 2013 at 10:30 pm

        with respect Paul, it’s not you, they want every disabled person off benefits, I have seen some terrible horror stories of the terminally ill and severely disabled, at the hands of ATOS and the DWP, what you have to realise: it’s NOTHING to do with disability! It’s getting people off benefits! SO THE MORE PEOPLE THAT APPEAL the more it rags them, the DM was furious when my husband told her he was going to appeal her discision (I can only imagine they don’t get their bonus if people appeal)

        • PAUL August 31, 2013 at 11:05 am

          that would be interesting to find out…if they lose bonus when we appeal

  • angela stone October 16, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    does anyone know what the constraints are that the DWP placed on the ATOS contract? I REALLY NEED THIS INFO (as I am working toward improvements in the WCA) and it is nowhere to be found in the public domain. HELP! Maybe DR. GREG WOOD can enlighten me? I am trying to establish which aspects of the WCA are intractable and to establish where changes could be made.
    Thanks.

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