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Probably of More Interest to UK members......

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....but there is a specific reference to ME from a benefits aspect. Edit: Apologies - the ME reference is inside the newspaper and you can only view it online by paying, (cheeky people!) but at least it is helping raise awareness.
Basically, an ME sufferer was deemed fit for work by ATOS because she attended her medical with a folder and was able to remove papers from it. Yup, that just about sums it up. You can lift a piece of paper so you are clearly a malingering, ne'er do well determined to 'screw the system'.:Retro mad:

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/

The article reinforces what we have always known re Government and ATOS
 
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