Monday, 2 March 2015
In work - out of work - these lot have it covered. Their one aim to take away your entitlements and leave you penniless.
Currently a controversial American company is taking over the contract to assess the fitness of benefit claimants to work, having replaced the French firm Atos, who quit the contract last March. They will be used by the government again to help cut benefits of sick and disabled people, who have already been disproportionately targeted. Two million people have had their benefits sanctioned since 2013, this is the Governments true agenda, hand in hand with companies like Maximus are hitting the poor the hardest.
The Work Capability assessment has proved to be a very expensive disaster in both financial and human terms. A growing number of suicides have been directly linked to this stressful procedure, whilst medical staff and claimants themselves have warned of the desperate consequences for those left with no money at all by the system.
People who cannot work, for various reasons should be supported, it is unnecessary to pay millions and millions of pounds to private companies like Atos and Maximus. Are our own G.Ps not to be trusted.
Today disabled activist groups and supporters will across the country vigorously protest against these heartless work tests.
It should also be noted that Maximus are also involved in helping to privatise the N.H.S, running the fit for work occupational health service designed to bully and harass.
I personally am in a support group, my crime, I periodically suffer from depression and anxiety but it looks like Maximus has been given a green light to diminish people like me.
Maximus like Atos before them alongside the Work Capability Assessments must be stopped in their tracks, they are profiteers of the sick and vulnerable and because of them combined with Tory policies people are suffering. People before profit should be the maxim.
Maximus another ruthless company doing the governments dirty work.
Here are details of the call out by DPAC ; Disabled People against cuts
Please support them, after they have finished with us they will start on the rest.
Posted by teifidancer at 11:03