Meeting to discuss disability benefit delays

By a County Press reporter

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


PEOPLE who have been affected disability benefit issues will have the chance to raise them with the company behind vital assessments.

Representatives of Atos Healthcare, which carries out Personal Independence Payments (PIP) assessments, will be on the Island for a meeting organised by Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner.

The meeting at 10am at the Riverside Centre on Friday, follows concerns that more than 100 Islanders had been left in financial hardship, awaiting assessments.

If you have been affected by delays in PIP assessments, please get in touch via


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by Dennis Firth

23rd April 2014, at 22:38:17

Scottish nurse to read the whole document, then please ask the county press for my e-mail, you will be shocked.

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by Dennis Firth

23rd April 2014, at 22:34:36

A courageous Scottish nurse has made a heartfelt apology to Atos assessment VICTIMS, and has submitted evidence to the Scottish Parliament Select Committee on Welfare Reform.
What is happening, is ATOS healthcare are carrying out the directions of our government. Assessment starts on the day of your appointment with the HCP reading the form you complete when you applied for benefit. Remember that every single question you are asked is designed to justify ending your claim for ESA/PIP and passing you as “fit for work” or reducing your DLA/PIP. This is what Atos are contracted to do by the Government. This is not a genuine assessment, but rather, an opportunity for the DWP to take away your financial support.
If I remember an earlier quote by Andrew stating that we can only ask questions about PIP assessments. Is that because they don’t want to hear about the 10.000 plus people that have died because of these welfare reforms?
If anyone would like to receive the link to the Scottish nu

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by Andrew Duggan

23rd April 2014, at 18:20:12

I thought ATOS had been thrown to the wolves and given their marching orders a few weeks ago?

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by Colin Russell

23rd April 2014, at 18:11:20

Before this goverment gave the contract to atos did they bother to find out if they were qualified to do assessments before chucking a lot of money at them i wonder ?

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