The recently developed structure of paying benefits, that will have an effect on disabled people across Britain is dawning and, a large amount of claimants will loose their benefits because they’ll not be considered as being sufficiently disabled.
A test to see if someone is disabled enough can’t be done in a few hours, or even a day, it would have to be done over an interval of time, because everybody’s illness or disability differs day-to-day.
The person who is ill or disabled, should be evaluated by their own GP or consultant at the hospital that they deal with, because that is their doctor and, that doctor has known them for a lengthy duration of time and, has all their medical records, so consequently they are the best people to determine that persons illness or disability, not someone who comes in from an independent agency such as ATOS, who knows entirely nothing about that person and, believes that they can make a fact-based supposition of that persons illness or disability over the course of 45-minutes to an hour.
These interviews by ATOS can be frightening and, can appear like you are being tried for an illness or disability that you did not bring about, it just became.
It was not that persons misdeed, nor did they cause it, it is just a fact of life, that a person at some time or another in their life will get ill, or will become disabled.
The method that they use is profoundly unsound and, they’re failing to remember that they are evaluating human beings, not androids that they can have restraint over, because it’s all about authority concerning the people of Great Britain and, preserving money.
When you are being evaluated, you’re just a number, one more number in a line of numbers, pounds and pence, that’s all that you’re worth to them.
It’s a tick-box type medical evaluation. If you can bend or turn, hold out your hand or nod your head, you will be deemed suitable for work, but they’re a large number of ill and disabled people that can do these things, it doesn’t make them fit for work.
For instance, someone may be able to bend to pick up a teacup from a table, but they may not be able to put on their socks and shoes. Some may be able to hold out their hand, but can’t hold a cup properly. Some may even be able to nod, but they find it hard to swallow, eat or tolerate certain foods and, they’re just some of the examples, but this tick-box evaluation doesn’t deal with everything that needs to be assessed.
To evaluate a person properly, you need to start regarding them as a human being and, with due regard and, not like a conveyor belt of robots.
It is our human right to be regarded with dignity, which must be respected and protected at all times.
Dignity of a human being is a basic right in itself.