Benefits appeals system ‘on brink of collapse’ | Politics

 

Thousands of ill and disabled people have become trapped in a revolving door of medical assessments and appeals at a cost of £80m, with many claimants on their second and third attempts to overturn rulings that remove their benefits.

The government’s drive to cut Britain’s multibillion-pound welfare bill by moving long-term unemployed people off sickness benefit and into work is at risk of descending into chaos, according to a Channel 4 news investigation.

The work capability assessment programme, which assesses benefit claimants to see whether they are fit for work is "teetering on the brink of collapse" as the system becomes clogged up with appeals.

Benefits appeals system ‘on brink of collapse’ | Politics | The Guardian

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One Response to “Benefits appeals system ‘on brink of collapse’ | Politics”

  1. malka Says:

    well what do they expect people to do? the government have brought this on themselves, by insisting that all ill and disabled people have to ride on this merry go round of abuse and bullying. the dwp and atos need to be brought to account for this horrible mess and the untold stress and despair they cause to the most vulnberable people in society on a daily basis………..

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