A GRIEVING boy of 13 has accused Atos of killing his disabled dad.

Kieran McArdle told the Daily Record in a harrowing letter how his father Brian, 57, collapsed and died the day after his disability benefits were stopped. He had been assessed by Atos and deemed “​fit for work”​.

The youngster said a previous stroke on Boxing Day last year had caused a blood clot on Brian’​s brain.

He was left paralysed down his left side, unable to speak properly, blind in one eye and barely able to eat or dress.

But he was still summoned to an Atos “​work capability assessment”​ –​ part of the Con-Dem Government’​s drive to cut billions from the welfare bill.
Kieran says he had another stroke days before his appointment because of stress, but was still determined to attend.

A month later, former security guard Brian got a letter telling him he would lose his disability benefits on September 26.

Full story in Scottish Daily Record


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