"Yep- it has finally happened (or near enough).
Client’s husband is in hospital in a coma. He was sent ESA50. Client contacted DWP to explain situation and was asked to obtain letter from hospital confirming he is in a coma. Did so. Was told to send it to ATOS rather than local BDC. Did so. Husband has now received decision letter- yep, as he has failed to return the ESA50 without good cause and is therefore capable of work and no longer entitled to ESA….
You couldn’t make it up. "
This is the latest incident in a long line of incidents by ATOS concerning the Work Capability Assessment. http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/2011/05/17/work-capability-assessment-for-disabled-people/. There has been a number of campaigns and protest against ATOS most notably the day of action against ATOS in September last year https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2011/10/485679.html