Disability claims system needs to change, Atos tells MPs

Atos, the private company quitting its contract to provide assessments for disability claimants, warned that its successor will fare just as badly unless the government improves the system it has to run.Atos chiefs complained that it and its staff had suffered a public “vilification” simply for carrying out what was asked of it by ministers… Read More Disability claims system needs to change, Atos tells MPs

Veterans face another backlog as a quarter-million appeal disability claims

More than a quarter-million veterans are appealing disability-claim decisions they say are wrong, and in some cases they can wait four years or more for a ruling, figures from the Department of Veterans Affairs show.The 256,061 veterans appealing decisions represent an approximately 50 percent increase since President Obama took office. And more are coming. The… Read More Veterans face another backlog as a quarter-million appeal disability claims