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This website provides information on how Atos runs its business, extracts from the Contract between the DWP and Atos including the MEDICAL CONDITIONS that mean a face to face medical assessment is not always necessary, ASSESSMENTS AND POINTS, the breaches of Contract that occurred in my case, my unsound medical report and the correspondence showing how difficult it is to obtain justice or advice.
The Government is inviting the public to submit petitions. Search epetitions.direct.gov.uk for "DWP" or "Atos" or "disabled" to list relevant petitions including Stop and review the cuts to benefits and services which are falling disproportionately on disabled people, their carers and families (http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/20968).
Other ongoing petitions are Petition against constant vilification of sick and disabled claimants and Petition to "Sack Atos Immediately" .
The DWP occasionally consults the public http://www.dwp.gov.uk/consultations/.
Email complaining of the use by the DWP of the term customer and discriminating against the disabled.
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Equality and the DWP
I would like to formally complain about the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in respect of how they have implemented the Welfare Reform Act and in particular the language they use for patients and claimants with English as their first language. I further would like to complain that I have been treated poorly.
I refer you to the Equalities Act 2010. The DWP have failed in respect of:
Making information accessible for disabled people
Treating disabled people poorly, without a good reason
I attach my letter to the DWP dated 11 March 2010. I have not received a reply. I believe this is evidence regarding making information accessible and in treating me poorly.
I am terminally ill with a primary brain tumour. I have published all correspondence on my website http://www.whywaitforever.com/dwpatos.html. If you review this correspondence, I believe that this provides evidence in respect of treating disabled people poorly.
I would like you to investigate this matter and assist me in receiving an explanation from the DWP as to why I have received such a service from the DWP. I would like your assistance in receiving compensation.
The attached letter.
Letter to the DWP Legal Group - 11 May 2010 (http://www.whywaitforever.com/dwpatoslettersgov.html#DWP20100311T)
Email outside remit.
Dear Mr B...
Thank you for your email of June 15th. As the issues you raised did not fall within the remit of the Government Equalities Office, I passed on your letter to the Department for Work and Pensions for a response. I understand that they have now replied to you and you should be in receipt of this. If you are not satisfied with their response, can I recommend you contact your local MP who can escalate the matter to the Parliamentary Ombudsman. Yours sincerely
Government Equalities Office