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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Where's the Benefit?: What does it mean when one million people are found fit to work?

This is what has been achieved since October 2008; there are a little over four percent fewer people on ESA and related benefits than before. It is unclear whether or not the incapacity bill - either in terms of benefits or the cost of assessing for and administering benefits - has been reduced. A stable 40% of appeals against ESA decisions are successful. Fraud levels (around 0.3% for incapacity benefits) remain stable.



Where's the Benefit?: What does it mean when one million people are found fit to work?



Go back and read the last sentence about the fraud level again!
Pamela is a former accountant, recovering journalist and international cat herder, disabled and chronically sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Cervical spondylosis, fluent in three languages; English, Spanish and Rubbish. Mostly writes in the latter. She likes Genealogy, Model Railways and Cats.

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