My family and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the miracle you caused in my cousin, Laura Sutton.
After a most thorough assessment, during which you asked such questions as to whether she could touch various parts of her body and push a button, you gave her a score of zero points, and it is for this my whole family thanks you.
You see, when Laura was first born, it was very obvious that something was wrong. Doctors only had to take one look at her wide and flat nose, the large gap between her toes, and the single line across each of her palms to see that she had Down’s Syndrome, and my aunt and uncle despaired. They were right to.
Laura had the heart problems that make her condition infamous, along with all the other symptoms, but now that one of your computers has determined she no longer has an extra copy of her twenty-first chromosome, we are just waiting for the untreated hole in her heart to repair itself, her face to become like those of typical adults, and for her IQ to raise forty’ points so she can start the job you have declared her to be fit for, working a cash register in Asda.
For the miracle you have caused, may I just say once again, thank you, thank you, thank you!
Following the implementation of the Welfare Reform Act 2012, an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom, welfare benefits paid to people with disabilities in the United Kingdom are subject to rigorous assessments to determine claimants’ level of disability and ability to work by ATOS
It’s so poorly implemented that at a meeting in June 2012 British Medical Association doctors voted that the “points system” should be ended “with immediate effect and be replaced with a rigorous and safe system that does not cause unavoidable harm to some of the weakest and vulnerable in society”.