Freelance writer from Cornwall
This is the test run by Atos which is used to find people ‘fit for work’ and stop their sickness or disability benefits. It is mired in chaos with a huge backlog of appeals and an ever growing number of tragic deaths linked to the process. Even Atos themselves are pulling out of the assessments after fierce campaigning saw their carefully managed corporate identity demolished due to their involvement in the cruel and bungled system.
The WCA has also had its share of legal problems after a Judicial Review last year ruled the assessments are unlawful under the Equalities Act for those with a mental health condition. Rather than accept this defeat and improve or scrap the tests for this group of claimants – or better still…
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