DWP: 36% of incapacity benefit claimants fit for work

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Central Government and also in Communities, Finance

Over a third of those currently claiming incapacity benefit have been reassessed as fit for some form of work, the Department for Works and Pensions (DWP) has announced. So far, 139,200 have been reassessed by Atos, the private French firm brought in by the Government to administer the medical side of the 'fit for work' tests. Of those tested, 25% were found to be currently too ill or disabled to work and were deemed entitled to the benefit, whilst 39% were put in the Work Related Activity Group, ...

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