/ PIP and ATOS
It's already happening.
The test for the high rate mobility has been moved from 50m to 20m.
It's been determined that ATOS get 40% of their decisions wrong. A French company, maybe no Brits were available.
A French company with in-part British origins. Their UK origins come from British Rail Telecommunications, then Racal-BRT, then SEMA Group, then Schlumberger-Sema, ATOS Origin then ATOS.
Thanks, Neil. British Rail DNA would explain some things.
Guess where ATOS are paying tax?
> Guess where ATOS are paying tax?
Hmm. One of these places?
Which one of those 15 is it then?
...and (suspend bizarre filter), they've subcontracted some of their work back to the NHS! (in Scotland?)
They have. Well, the amount that I have heard of. Lots of reports of people saying they will end their lives if their benefits are withdrawn, as they can't cope.
As well as that, the repeal process takes about 18 months. Which is plenty enough time for someones life to crumble around them as they try to hold everything together without benefits or mobility help or care services.
The 40% cuppatea mentioned is /without/ legal help. That rises when people can get lawyers involved.
I've mentioned this before, from April benefits will be ceased during the appeals process. The sheer number of people appealing esa decisions has led to a massive backlog. I'm assuming the same will happen with pips.
Almost anyone with a registration working for them will be the dregs of that profession dr, nurse, physio whatever.
I had to delete my last post. ATOS make me mad.
I've met a couple - definitely wouldn't employ them. Odd that you would employ 'a nurse' to do 'a medical' - I wonder if that is supposed to justify their actions to the public or the punter? Both? Tick box exercise I imagine.
I suspect someone is either felating an MP or paying them a butt-load of money to lobby for them to get these contracts.
IIRC over 80% of all assesments done by atos that they deemed fit for work are challenged and a large amount of these are upheld costing the tax payer even more!
The numbers are huge.
0.5% of DLA claims are fraudulent, but I heard today that ATOS have been set the target of reducing the number of DLA claimants by 25%
AIUI from Govt own figures, 60% of appeals won when conducted in person. A hollow victory though when candidates then reassessed, 'failed' again, and back on the appeals treadmill. Seems deliberately and thoroughly vile
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