Stephen went for a Work Capability Assessment. His wife, who was with him, said: “The assessor checked him out. She did his blood pressure and his heart, and said to see a doctor as soon as possible.” Despite being told to seek urgent medical advice, Stephen was found fit for work. In the meantime, he was diagnosed with heart failure. He won his appeal, but was instructed to attend another assessment. “He got a letter for another medical and I couldn’t believe it,” says his wife. “He’d got to go for a medical when he was waiting for a heart operation.” He was again assessed as fit for work, the report stating, “Significant disability due to cardiovascular problems seems unlikely.” Stephen died 39 days after the assessment.