Sunday, January 25, 2015

Stroke victim passed fit to work by Atos

A grandad has been passed fit to work by Atos - a month after a stroke left him unable to hold a pen.

David Waite, 60, suffers from a string of health problems including brain damage and depression.

He was referred to a stroke clinic after taking ill in November, just weeks before he was assessed by Atos.

But he was left shocked when examiners told him his benefits were being axed because he was fit for work.

His family say David suffers tremors and shakes and is having more tests to establish his underlying condition.
He also suffers from neck pain and diabetes.

Despite his poor health, he was told his Employment and Support Allowance was being stopped and he’d need to get a job or sign on for Jobseeker’s Allowance.

The decision prompted his wife Norah to write to Prime Minister David Cameron.

Norah, 56, told the Sunday Mail: “David won’t be signing on – he can’t sign anything...