The examples given in the report above are not unusual. 3 people died before their ESA tribunals could be heard having been found "fit for work". Not only were seriously (well, it turned out terminally) ill people found "fit for work" by ATOS, but even when the decisions were overturned at appeal, ATOS continued to harass them them with further assessments.
"....When his support worker appeared at the appeal tribunal she had to report her client could not be there because he was dead. The appeal was upheld and the backpayment will become part of his estate."
.....A third person, again from West Dunbartonshire, died recently after winning a second appeal tribunal following three years of repeated assessments and decisions being overturned."
And these examples are from just one excellent disability advocate service in Clydebank, the Independent Resource Centre. Replicate these findings up and down the country and we have 100s of people - maybe thousands - DYING before their tribunals can be held, people who have lost ALL state support in error, left to die in abject poverty. People who have ALL been found fit for work.
How much more evidence do we need? How long are we going to allow this to happen? When critics of ESA call it a "shambles" "chaotic" or "unfit for purpose" THIS is what they mean. They mean people are dying.