Ruth Anim
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London 'fit-to-work' woman gets apology for benefits error

A severely disabled woman who was wrongly told she was fit to work has been granted an apology.

A medical report described Ruth Anim as a man and said she could find a job within a year.

Miss Anim, 27, has epilepsy, heart problems, severe autism and curvature of the spine, and has the mental age of a 10-year-old.

Her family successfully appealed, but her mother Cecilia Anim is angry they were put through the ordeal.

Atos Healthcare, the private firm which carried out the assessment, has apologised for the error.

  • 05 Oct 2012