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Disability benefit assessors trouser £50 rewards for squeezing extra tests into their day

Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Posts: 840Member Pioneering
This is what is happening within the so call assesment system. No wonder many of their reports are so wrong and it's all for greed. MONEY....

The truth will out we hope.

EXCLUSIVE: MPs launched a probe tonight into the leaked Atos policy which they fear is an “incentive to ride roughshod over claimants”

See the full article here: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/disability-benefit-assessors-trouser-50-12535091.amp?__twitter_impression=true




This just all proves how corrupt this all is.

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"This must not be allowed to happen"

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has published a contract notice announcing its plans for a £3.1billion revamp of heath checks for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and other benefits.

PIP is not ESA or even UC, having one assessment for those benefits is morally wrong to treat them as ONE size fits all with that one assessment.

Latest update 9th May 2019

DWP confirms single assessment plans, despite Tomlinson confusion

The government has confirmed that it is pushing ahead with plans to test how it might be able to merge two disability benefit assessments into one, despite comments from a minister that appeared to suggest that no such plans were being discussed.

But DWP has now made it clear to Disability News Service that testing of a single assessment will be going ahead.

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  • wilkowilko Posts: 1,890Member Disability Gamechanger
    I have heard that the actual accessor can earn bonuses but never had it proved to me or seen.
  • thespicemanthespiceman Posts: 5,043Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Governments_A_Joke ; Thanks for this. This is all true I do know of course it is. Why they are doing it?

    Why do think they all of them are clambering on to the bandwagon.  The medical profession at the very start of the whole debacle.

    Now the system and the people doing it are all laid out to see. Add now the recent awareness and openness of these trials and tribulations of our community.

    Having according what I know problems finding medical professionals to do the job. Increasing pressure and stress and not only that. We know what is going on.

    ATOS and Capita must be using incentives to get the right people.

    You must always remember it is business they are running. Need to show to the shareholders how they are doing.

  • whistleswhistles Posts: 1,603Member Disability Gamechanger
    And what's the issue here? 
    Its a business with incentives to work overtime, no different from any other business. 
    Known as perks, commission, incentives.

    I think you might be forgetting how impatient everyone is to get their assessments, to get their reports and some even start the MR process even before receiving anything in writing.

    It doesn't prove is all about greed and money. 
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Posts: 840Member Pioneering
    @whistles You don't work for them do you? Lol. Maybe a business? But making money off the disabled is bang out of order, it woulden't be so bad if it was a fair system. But it's not.

    you know as well as I know the system is flawed end of and this just proves it. I'm sorry to sound harsh here but assesments should be kept in house only and done properly.

    @thespiceman I'm glad you found this useful and you can see this right before your eyes, I think it's a big eye opener.


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    "This must not be allowed to happen"

    The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has published a contract notice announcing its plans for a £3.1billion revamp of heath checks for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and other benefits.

    PIP is not ESA or even UC, having one assessment for those benefits is morally wrong to treat them as ONE size fits all with that one assessment.

    Latest update 9th May 2019

    DWP confirms single assessment plans, despite Tomlinson confusion

    The government has confirmed that it is pushing ahead with plans to test how it might be able to merge two disability benefit assessments into one, despite comments from a minister that appeared to suggest that no such plans were being discussed.

    But DWP has now made it clear to Disability News Service that testing of a single assessment will be going ahead.

  • whistleswhistles Posts: 1,603Member Disability Gamechanger
    Agreed about it being done inhouse. It was for DLA. 
    But sadly this was done as a cost cutting method, the benefit itself, process etc etc.
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Posts: 840Member Pioneering
    @whistles here is some further information why I believe this is very wrong.

    So an assessor doing one extra assessment a day five days a week in an assessment centre would appear to be able to earn £2,125 a week in bonuses alone. If this is correct it raises huge question marks over how generous the PIP assessment contract is, to allow Atos to pay such huge amounts on top of salaries.

    Atos made no mention of these incentives when they gave evidence to the Work and Pensions committee inquiry into benefits assessments earlier this year. Committee chair Frank Field has written to Atos asking for more information saying:

    “I am concerned financial incentives to complete assessments quickly may compromise the accuracy and quality of assessment reports - causing further distress to claimants.”

    Field told the Mirror:

    “It’s an incentive to ride roughshod over claimants and it can’t be right.

    “Not only has the Government outsourced the assessment work, it has outsourced moral responsibility for the welfare of claimants. This is the outcome.”

    Atos claim that the £50 bonus system was for a period of high assessment volume and is no longer in use.

    Further information taken from Benifits and work (news) see article https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/news/3764-pip-assessors-paid-bonuses-for-getting-through-more-assessments-a-day

    Now I hope you can understand the frustration regarding this as many are suffering at the mercy of these fools for incorrect assesments and lies on their reports.


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    "This must not be allowed to happen"

    The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has published a contract notice announcing its plans for a £3.1billion revamp of heath checks for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and other benefits.

    PIP is not ESA or even UC, having one assessment for those benefits is morally wrong to treat them as ONE size fits all with that one assessment.

    Latest update 9th May 2019

    DWP confirms single assessment plans, despite Tomlinson confusion

    The government has confirmed that it is pushing ahead with plans to test how it might be able to merge two disability benefit assessments into one, despite comments from a minister that appeared to suggest that no such plans were being discussed.

    But DWP has now made it clear to Disability News Service that testing of a single assessment will be going ahead.

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