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Capita Assessors Mock The Disabled While Earning Twenty Grand A Month

April 11, 2016

A fitness for work assessor for Government contractor Capita boasted he “flew through” vital welfare disability tests – earning himself £20,000 a month.

And another derided a disabled claimant as needing “help to wipe her a*** because she’s too f****** fat to do it herself”.

The footage was filmed for Channel 4’s Dispatches programme by a reporter who went undercover to expose the hated tests, which have seen thousands of disabled people wrongly stripped of benefits.

In the documentary, to be broadcast at 8pm on Monday, one Capita employee named Alan crows about raking in vast sums.

He told the stunned reporter, who was taken on as an assessor: “It was ridiculous, I was getting around 20 grand a month, most months.

“We was flying through them because of that money.”

Alan, who was tasked to show the new recruit the ropes, told how he would sometimes complete assessments before meeting a claimant.

He said of one, who had lost a leg: “When it gets to the nuts and bolts, he does everything really don’t he?

“I’d literally finished his assessment before I’d walked through the door.”

The documentary is presented by ­Paralympian basketball player Ade Adepitan, 43, who won bronze for Team GB in Athens in 2004.

Capita said it has seen transcripts from the programme and apologised for the conduct of the assessor in question.

But a spokeswoman said the firm “does not recognise” claims of £20,000-a-month fees.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. April 11, 2016 4:13 am

    Reblogged this on markcatlin3695's Blog.

  2. April 11, 2016 7:43 am

    Reblogged this on sdbast.

  3. disgruntled permalink
    April 11, 2016 9:03 am

    n.b. I posted this on the mirror comments section [it hasn’t been cut & pasted]
    The treatment of the disabled is beyond terrible! It was a real eyeopener for me when I accompanied a disabled relative to one of these farcical assessments and the so-called ATOS nurse treated my relative that BADLY, I told them we would sue if she caused any damage.
    She was trying to get a man that’s wheelchair bound to walk and bend over.
    She DENIED everything we said (WHEN WE COMPLAINED], but, little did she know we recorded the so-called assessment and used it as evidence against her.
    The ATOS nurse had just the most basic nursing qualification and had no right to make a disabled person get out of a wheelchair and bend over.
    It’s a terrible crime that’s being committed against the disabled and because it’s government run, nothing is being done about it.
    These so-called disability analysts must be hand-picked for their greed and heartlessness, because the NHS won’t have nothing to do with them and just like the DWP these people have blood on their hands.

  4. jeffrey davies permalink
    April 11, 2016 9:18 am

    The documentary is presented by ­Paralympian basketball player Ade Adepitan, 43, who won bronze for Team GB in Athens in 2004. hmmm i wonder i wonder is he next tammi look out

  5. jeffrey davies permalink
    April 11, 2016 9:20 am

    Capita said it has seen transcripts from the programme and apologised for the conduct of the assessor in question. hes now working for maximus or atos didnt he do his job well a brucie bonus

  6. jeffrey davies permalink
    April 11, 2016 9:21 am

    But a spokeswoman said the firm “does not recognise” claims of £20,000-a-month fees oh dear dont they say in their intro into the company how much they can earn ops

  7. April 11, 2016 9:46 am

    Reblogged this on campertess and commented:
    Just wish this had been filmed earlier & maybe it would have helped people that were treated so badly they died from the stress or committed suicide. Hopefully people will get their assessments recorded from now on.

  8. jaypot2012 permalink
    April 11, 2016 10:11 am

    These thieving, lying companies ought to be closed and let the GP’s either do the assessments or bring in part-retired doctors to do so, same as it used to be done. The brutality of these “assessors” is beyond belief!
    I can only hope that a couple of them need help in the future and their claims are thrown out!
    How on earth can we get these assessments stopped for once and for all?

  9. Roy Sims permalink
    April 13, 2016 6:41 pm

    As I said all along – GP’s are the best assessors for the job – not some untrained government agency- whom only interest to claw back the taxpayers funds they mis- spent !!!

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