Thursday, 26 February 2015

One Million Medicals On The Way; New ESA Scores Hit Women Hardest

Atos replacement Maximus say they will carry out one million work capability assessments (WCAs) in a single year – starting on Monday.

Meanwhile, a new scoring system has been created to decide if claimants with mental health issues can get into the support group because of a risk of harm to themselves or someone else. The system has been deliberately designed to make it more difficult for women to qualify than men.

There have also been important changes to the way health professionals estimate how far claimants can walk or ‘mobilise’.

25 February 2015 newsletter

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