Sheila Rawlings
Sheila Rawlings

I know a number of seriously/chronically il people who have been told they are fit for work - one for example because he coud get to the interview by Bus! Another because he could shave! How can these people with NO medical knowledge assess a person's capability of working? I am bedbound, but am I to be told that I am fit to work just because I can use my netbook? That is yet another reason I have heard used! We are going to be made to beg on the streets, like Victorian times & before, if we do not make our opinions known.

Michele Weber
Michele Weber
  • Sheila Rawlings

Atrocious actions by the government. No medical for profit contractors should not be making these decisions!

Katherine Griffin
Katherine Griffin
  • Sheila Rawlings

I myself find that I have the same problems as you describe.

Darren Goodwin
Darren Goodwin

Atos Healthcare carries out disability assessments on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). If you are claiming benefits as a result of a disability or injury, you may be required by the DWP to have an assessment with a qualified health care professional as part of your claim process. Atos Healthcare conducts disability assessments, using criteria set out by government, and provides the DWP with independent advice which is used by a DWP Decision Maker, along with any other...

Atos Healthcare carries out disability assessments on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). If you are claiming benefits as a result of a disability or injury, you may be required by the DWP to have an assessment with a qualified health care professional as part of your claim process. Atos Healthcare conducts disability assessments, using criteria set out by government, and provides the DWP with independent advice which is used by a DWP Decision Maker, along with any other information they have received, to decide on your entitlement to benefit.

These benefits include: Employment Support Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, and Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit. We also conduct assessments for the Service Personnel Veterans Agency.
" Your own GP who treats you week in week out is now being questioned on the state of your health. Office bound pen pushers are ticking boxes to meet their targtes. They are gambling with the lives of the disabled. These medical Assessments are degrading and humiliating. Please sign this petition.. "

Steve Pidgen
Steve Pidgen
  • Darren Goodwin

Also not good if your a TRUE BRIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karen Goodwin
Karen Goodwin
  • Darren Goodwin

Karen Goodwin They should think of cutting other benefits such as Family Allowance to foreigners who live here and who send it back to their families abroad and not target people on DLA who including our servicemen/women who have fought for their country and others .It is absolutely disgusting!!! The Government need to get their act together and stop targeting the needy!!!!!

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Maureen Armstrong
Maureen Armstrong

what goes around comes around - the people who attack the weak, sick and those in need will have to answer at the general election.

Kate Ch
Kate Ch
  • Maureen Armstrong

By then though it will be too late :-(

Maureen Armstrong
Maureen Armstrong
  • Maureen Armstrong

rekmeber for the future

Ifaa Autoimmune Arthritis-Anthony

I live in the U.S., but the cut backs in the U.S. are causing the same dramatic health issues. So, in support of any country that is grappling with the same issues, I will support unconditionally!

Ifaa Autoimmune Arthritis-Anthony
Ifaa Autoimmune Arthritis-Anthony
  • Ifaa Autoimmune Arthritis-Anthony

This is in support of our family members in the UK! Please sign and invite your friends to do the same thing. They are having the same issues that we do with their policy makers. What affects one country, affects everyone in all countries! Keep sharing the Love, my friends! We need to stand up on a global basis! Thanking you in advance! God Bless!

Kath Thomson
Kath Thomson
  • Ifaa Autoimmune Arthritis-Anthony

thankyou anthony.. its awful any country picks on the disabled and sick, we must all stick together everywhere this brutality goes on. they dont care about the effects this has on people only the short term savings. thank you again

Walter Reakes
Walter Reakes

The coalition will never stop until they have the disavantaged on their knees.

Wyn Fletcher
Wyn Fletcher
  • Walter Reakes

Well said .it is about control........when a government can control your finance they can control you

Walter Reakes
Walter Reakes
  • Walter Reakes

You say it like it Wyn, weel done

Ann Collins
Ann Collins

they stopped mine after 6yrs, how can anyone become undisabled

Mary Nicholson
Mary Nicholson
  • Ann Collins

Like you Ann have had D.L.A. care section & Mobilty for 6yrs they now say you dont need care side of it anymore & as a knockon effect have lost the Pension Credit disability section as well !!!

Ann Collins
Ann Collins
  • Ann Collins

what is this bloody country coming to xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Janet Purdie
Janet Purdie

lots of people are very dependant on the dla and it is not fair they have to suffer because the goverment cannot get it right in other words the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

Susan Milligan
Susan Milligan
  • Janet Purdie

people are incappacitated for so many reasons, it's not cut and dry. loi Susan XXXX.

Sandra Peachey
Sandra Peachey
  • Janet Purdie

I think the government should back off and leave the dla as it is, have they got any members of there families with disabilities and if so it will effect those to, SO BACK OFF AND LEAVE THE DLA ALONE WE NEED IT!!!

Frances Mullen
Frances Mullen
  • Janet Purdie

NO MORE CUTS PLEASE. ---WHERE HEALTH IS CONCERNED ------- SHOW CONCERN-----USUAL SHITE FROM THIS GOVERNMENT

John M. Kimani
John M. Kimani
  • Janet Purdie

most of this non government organization their intentions is making money rather then helping peoples.also they hider upgrading of slums co2 they will loose they financial Donners.

Jessie Aitken
Jessie Aitken
  • Janet Purdie

dal help people pay for support worker their support there need on weekly basic for there needs.

Alan Moorhouse
Alan Moorhouse
  • Janet Purdie

It is the government's job to punish the sick, the old and the needy - they are Conservatives - which means that this is what they are sponsored and lobbied to do. I will happily sign the petition, but not much is going to change until we all finally revolt against seeing society run as a balance sheet set out by the greediest people on the planet.

Shirley Davis
Shirley Davis
  • Janet Purdie

they dont give a ____ about us poor sods just how they can screw more types of tax from us and leave the able rich alone got to cut somwhere and dont call it tax ?????

Janet Purdie
Janet Purdie
  • Janet Purdie

lots of people are very dependant on the dla and it is not fair they have to suffer because the goverment cannot get it right in other words the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

Ali Ness
Ali Ness
  • Janet Purdie

so true

Steve Whiting
Steve Whiting

I have a bit of letter from the DWP that states the following - Mr Whiting, you are entitled to the the Disability Living Allowance at the medium rate for life - it states FOR LIFE - must be a lie then.

Ic Lavety
Ic Lavety
  • Steve Whiting

I agree.

June Jones
June Jones
  • Steve Whiting

I support the action which is fighting to keep Disability Living Allowance and say NO to the government's proposed reform of this benefit.

Linda Vowles
Linda Vowles
  • Steve Whiting

when will they stop making things hard for all................................................................

Carol Houston
Carol Houston
  • Steve Whiting

my son is currently suffering from cuts made and I'm now putting it in.
the hands of our lawyer and the media very soon I'm so angry the gov.
can get away with this its barbaric.

Sean Gilmour
Sean Gilmour
  • Steve Whiting

the government seem to hate people with disability...

Nicolette Emi Voss
Nicolette Emi Voss
  • Steve Whiting

ATOS full of crap! 1

John Farrow
John Farrow
  • Steve Whiting

A lot of this is due to fraudsters claiming d l a many of them not being British.Mr Cameron had a disabled son so what does he think it is like for the less wealthy?

Hanya Fareed Imam
Hanya Fareed Imam
  • Steve Whiting

It is up time for the Government to take unfair actions due to its Total Disability of Identifying the genuine claimants from the False Ones..............Wake up... some more homeworks is needed. We are talking about lives. The disabled people or seriously ill people are deprived form a lot of basic rights as it is.

Steve Whiting
Steve Whiting
  • Steve Whiting

I have a bit of letter from the DWP that states the following - Mr Whiting, you are entitled to the the Disability Living Allowance at the medium rate for life - it states FOR LIFE - must be a lie then.

Moira Ann O'Driscoll
Moira Ann O'Driscoll

My brother relies on DLA without which he'd be totally housebound. This is an out and out attack on the sick and disabled. It has nothing to do with 'saving' money or tackling fraud. The government's own figures state that fraud is less than 0.5%, though the propaganda (which would make the Third Reich proud - no apologies for invoking 'Godwin's Law') would have you believing otherwise. It's part of a general attack on the rights and benefits of the poor and working class which our 'posh...

My brother relies on DLA without which he'd be totally housebound. This is an out and out attack on the sick and disabled. It has nothing to do with 'saving' money or tackling fraud. The government's own figures state that fraud is less than 0.5%, though the propaganda (which would make the Third Reich proud - no apologies for invoking 'Godwin's Law') would have you believing otherwise. It's part of a general attack on the rights and benefits of the poor and working class which our 'posh boy' rulers have been longing to do for decades. In any case - what people forget is that DLA is NOT only an 'out of work' benefit. It enables many disabled people to actually work who otherwise would not have the mobility to otherwise do so. Removing it would mean that many disabled people would be unable to get to work in the first place.

Yvonne De Carlo
Yvonne De Carlo
  • Moira Ann O'Driscoll

signed and shared.

Dave Aaronson
Dave Aaronson
  • Moira Ann O'Driscoll

A note from history.The first people that Hitler persecuted were the severely disable when he got into power.

Morrison Young
Morrison Young
  • Moira Ann O'Driscoll

This petition will not halt the government who don't give a shit about people, but it will generate awareness and an informed electorate is definitley a good move. SPREAD THE WORD!

Juls Adams Barns
Juls Adams Barns
  • Moira Ann O'Driscoll

I agree with Morrison young but hey you have gotta try x.

Andrew Calvert
Andrew Calvert
  • Moira Ann O'Driscoll

to this government we are worthless.
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Marcia Cox
Marcia Cox
  • Moira Ann O'Driscoll

we are not beggars but need a little extra to help live a normal life and most of have worked all our lives, but does this government really care about disabled people I do wonder also wonder if the boot was on the other foot what would they do?

John Waterfield
John Waterfield
  • Moira Ann O'Driscoll

I concur with everything that has been said.

Cynthia Phipps
Cynthia Phipps
  • Moira Ann O'Driscoll

It is all disgusting! In my town they are closing the developmental center for the handicapped and expecting them to live on their own when they are so severe that they can not...I expect to see many of them living on the streets..neglected!

Cynthia Phipps
Cynthia Phipps
  • Moira Ann O'Driscoll

So I just remembered a friend who worked there long ago and apparently they call on her from time to time. The severely handicapped have already been moved out...like the ones who are deaf AND blind...she told me of three of her patient's who died within a matter of a few days after being moved to some other facility God knows where!!!!!! This has me feeling very sad! :(

Oliver McEvoy
Oliver McEvoy

Dear Mr Cameron, whilst I agree that times are hard and costs need to be saved but in the case of the vast majority of DLA claimants this is not a charitable hand out but a very necessary benefit to help the most vulnerable in our society to contribute and to attain a level of dignity despite their very real circumstances. It is not FAIR that the methods used by ATOS and it administration border on the cruel and misleading, please think again....surely their must be other areas in which we can save money! Oliver

Julia Smith
Julia Smith
  • Oliver McEvoy

LIKE MUCHLY ! WELL SAID OLIVER ! Please go to my page and sign the e-petition (((HUGS))) XXXX

Oliver McEvoy
Oliver McEvoy
  • Oliver McEvoy

No worries Jules, not only have I signed this petition but as a Lib Dem member have emailed a key LibDem MoP who is part of the Works & Pensions set up as advised by a leading local LibDem member.

Julia Smith
Julia Smith
  • Oliver McEvoy

Many thanks Oliver XXXXXX

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