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(not satire – it’s ATOS!)

Government statistics reveal that between January 2011 and November of the same year, 10,600 sick and disabled people people died within six weeks of their benefits having been ended after being wrongly assessed as fit for work by ATOS.

As an example of how toxic the name ATOS has become even to itself – ATOS recently changed its name in the UK to OH Assist as an attempt to distance itself from the scandal.

And in a surreal, Kafkaesque comment worthy of the best satirist, OH Assist has taken to denying it is ATOS – while at the same time admitting it is ATOS.

Here’s a reply from OH Assist to a critic on Facebook:

ATOS is not ATOS

In fact, OH Assist is not just ‘ran’ by ATOS – it is ATOS. Here’s a screenshot from the OH Assist website:

ATOS OH Assist

Mind you, can’t blame ATOS really. If I’d been responsible for tens of thousands of deaths for the sake of a lucrative contract – I’d want to hide my identity too.


Big thanks to ATOS Miracles for the heads up on this.


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ATOS declare Richard III fit for work

ATOS to reduce ‘fit for work’ test to one question: “Are you alive?”

ATOS declare themselves fit to declare themselves unfit for work

The single killer question from ATOS that drove a woman to suicide

UK pulls out of 2016 Paralympics after ATOS declares no disabled in UK

DWP blames cancer patient for her illness

Proof that ATOS expect people with incurable conditions like cerebral palsy to “get better”

ATOS assessor found blind woman fit for work after “wiggling his fingers” in front of her eyes

Toby Young – disabled children should be excluded from schools

ATOS declare George Osborne unfit for work as Chancellor

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