After all these years, the DWP is still trying to convince us that amputated feet heal

Repeat a lie often enough, and people will believe it. That’s what the Tories think.


But it’s quite difficult when we’re being told that this has healed:

Tommy Weir’s leg was amputated due to a bone infection which led to life-threatening sepsis.

But – no worries! – the DWP told him that the amputation was just a wound on his left foot.

Not only that, but the report claimed it had “completely healed” – and cut his Personal Independence Payment.

Weirdly, a spokesperson for Independent Assessment Services Ltd (formerly Atos), said: “We understand this was an error and would like to apologise to Mr Weir, as the wording should have read that his wound had healed.”

Can anyone explain this? His wound was the amputation of his foot. It was never going to heal!

Oh, and the Department for Work and Pensions itself said Mr Weir had asked for a reconsideration and it would contact him as soon as it had reconsidered his case.

But in the meantime, he has lost Personal Independence Payments worth £479 per month.

Source: DWP stop man’s PIP support after assessor claims amputated foot has ‘healed’ – Politics and Insights


  1. June Helm January 24, 2020 at 2:39 am - Reply

    This must be the most evil department of civil servants there has ever been or ever will be.
    Instead of wasting all this money by making people go through reconsiderations, tribunals and paying these companies bonus’ for stopping benefits, or worse people dying because they are left homeless and penniless.

    It’s totally sickening that people in this country haven’t realised what they have done by voting in another Tory government. Already thousands have died and now thousands more will.

  2. Brian Spiers January 24, 2020 at 7:08 am - Reply

    I have a story which I still can’t release, all stemmed from Capita loosing my medical records 7 years ago. Which screwed my life, as I had cancer, spine waisting deseas, ostio arthritis, fibro mialgia. And more. But I’m finally through chemo, 6 months sepsis because my benifit was stopped again on my second chemo session. Having to go job center to resolve this, when I contracted a chest and eye infection. Then to be assaulted seriously in a local park by 4 youths with a hammer. The full story will come out once I can find a solicitor who will help me with a case against the DWP and council that evicted me elegally.

    • Sarah mccrackle January 25, 2020 at 11:18 am - Reply

      Wow I’m hearing you my friend ,thoughts and prayers are with you don’t give up,you will win this XXX

    • weebles1703 January 29, 2020 at 7:23 am - Reply

      I recommend Louise Whitfield at DPG Law [email protected] she’s a disability specialist & represented me in a case against motability. Sorry to hear how badly you’ve been treated.

      • Brian Spiers January 29, 2020 at 12:19 pm - Reply

        Thank you, and I will check that out.

  3. Justin January 24, 2020 at 8:49 am - Reply

    They do heal back, it Is why we need atos miracles to write to the Lancet and tell them of there miracle cure, after all billions is spent on medical research covering all range of subjects and why, when we have atos and capita miracles why are we wasting all this money when we clearly are missing a serious medical skill base that has not been tapped, Clearly there is something wrong here, Why do we have dementia research, they recently cured someone of dementia with there medical report, Maybe I am being cynical, these list of experts are actually better than whole teams of academics, professors and various other medical experts that are we looking in the wrong direction and that we need to retrain all these people in the four week cure all dwp program and we will have a expert research team from the DWP that the whole world can look up to. I mean ATOS Heart surgery, miracle cure, Got the patient, explained what was going to happen, showed them the team, told them the OT would be doing the work, miracle, the person got up and there heart was okay, see, expert medical teams, what is the NHS doing wrong when we have this lot, sadly I am taking the mick, however, if this is my perceived concept if a joke then there is something seriously wrong.

  4. Mark Bevis January 24, 2020 at 8:53 am - Reply

    What these little hitlers at the DWP don’t get is, once they have successfully culled all the sick, disabled and poor on behalf of the government’s eugenic agenda, suddenly the DWP staff themselves will become surplus to requirements, and be themselves thrown to the wolves of neoliberalism, with no benefit system to sustain them. Cummins and Bannon will be rubbing their hands with glee at the thought of sacking ~80,000 civil servants.

  5. boromoor January 24, 2020 at 10:01 am - Reply

    They probably believe that Monty Pythons Black Night sketch was a true story. Only a flesh wound, I’ve had worse.

    • Kris January 24, 2020 at 4:42 pm - Reply

      I’m a full arm amputee and was told that if I wore a prosthetic I would not be classed as a amputee although any false limb caused severe pain often bled and ulcerated and made me suicidal

  6. Nicholas Manning-James January 24, 2020 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    No surprise from this shower of sh#t! Anyone / agency representing this government I expect outrageous lies or at best smoke and mirrors. Zero faith in them and less trust. Words fail me!

  7. Sarah mccrackle January 25, 2020 at 11:24 am - Reply

    My thoughts are with you,
    I face a future amputation,and have been waiting for my claim to be done as they stopped mine ,as I couldn’t walk to my assessment, did MR And new claim Feb 19
    My mp is now complaining on my behalf xx

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