Alex should really try and cover what is going on at the moment in the UK.
ATOS is under contract to the DWP, Department for. Work and Pensions.
It is running a welfare benefit denial scam for them that by DWPs own figures is killing around 75 sick and disabled people a week and the minister concerned claims the system is working well.
The ATOS scheme is run by the same guy who ran the claims denial scam for Unum in the USA. Essentially they put the sick and disabled through a meaningless (unless you really are trying to kill people) nazi style 'work capability assessment'. You would be horrified at the low bar and who they deem fit for work.
Many deemed fit for work then turn back to the jobcentre who seeing their condition wont let them sign for jobseekers allowanxce owing to their medical condition. You end up with one gov department saying you are fit for work and stopping your disability benefits and the other telling you you are unfit, so all money stops for the really unfortunate.
Those that end up in a WRAG work related activity group end up on lower benefits but must show up at work camps (run at high profit by atos and A4E).
Many appeal the classification which now takes nearly a year. 40% who represent themselves at the tribunal get back into the support group. 70% who have legal representation from a lawyer or legal advocate are successfull, one citizens advice buro reports 95% success.
That success is short lived as within weeks, many victims are sent to atos for reassessment, failed and the whole process starts again. The hope seems to be that you give up and or die.
The govs response, not only claiming the system is working, within weeks of being confronted by the successful appeals figures responded by removing dwp appeals from legal aid funding.
Some well meaning soul working for the UN tried reporting those concened to the ICC. below links to a copy of his letter which in turn contains links to much usefull info on this genocide of the disabled.http://blacktrianglecampaign.org/2012/09/23/united-kingdom-government-denounced-for-crimes-against-disabled-people-to-international-criminal-court-in-the-hague/