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Benefits and Poverty An Atos sign

Government contractor Atos Healthcare claims it has no idea if a former surgeon whose flawed assessment of a disabled man helped trigger his suicide is still testing people with mental health conditions for their eligibility for disability benefits. Disability News Service (DNS) approached Atos following last week’s revelation that a coroner had demanded government
Politics Head and shoulders of Jeremy Corbyn

Disabled activists have greeted the election of Jeremy Corbyn as the Labour party’s new leader with huge optimism, and as an opportunity to fight back against government austerity. Many campaigners recognised his past commitment to disability rights, and his record of speaking out on austerity policies. They also noted that he made his first
Benefits and Poverty Debbie Abrahams head and shoulders

Companies delivering the government’s Work Programme appear to have ignored rules that protect disabled people from serious harm, forcing the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to publish new guidance on its benefit sanctions regime. DWP has accused providers of an “inconsistent approach” to ensuring the safety of “vulnerable” people who breach strict rules
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