Posted: January 18, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

Mike Sivier's blog

atosadverts“Some of the worry experienced by claimants is as a result of adverse media coverage, and it risks being fuelled by incorrect anecdotal information, and indeed total myth,” said Mark Hoban, the Minister of State for Work and Pensions in response to a debate on the Atos assessment regime for claimants of Employment and Support Allowance.

“Let nobody in this House or beyond this House be in any doubt; there are no… targets… about who should be placed in which groups.

“It has also been suggested that Atos Healthcare professionals make decisions on benefit entitlement. They do not. Those decisions are made by DWP decision-makers.

“People say the number of decisions overturned at tribunal is evidence of poor Atos reports. When we asked judges why they overturned DWP decisions, they said an error in the Atos assessment was the primary reason for an overturn in only 0.3 per cent of…

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