Dying Government scientist judged fit to work by Atos

Adrian Holliday

Increasingly disliked Atos assessors judged a dying Government scientist fit to work even though his doctors were pushing him to have a heart transplant. Before his death, Robert Barlow, 47, could barely read or walk and had given him just 18 months to live.

Yet Atos cut his state benefits, telling him he was expected to work. He even lost his right to free NHS prescriptions. %VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%