Why 93 per cent of incapacity claimants are not scroungers

Reading the front page of the Daily Mail today, you could be forgiven for thinking that the government’s new system for assessing who should get incapacity benefits had been a roaring success.

Just one in 14 claimants has been found unfit to work, according to stats from DWP, suggesting the new test has rooted out an incredible number of people who were never entitled to claim IB in the first place.

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5 thoughts on “Why 93 per cent of incapacity claimants are not scroungers

  1. David Gillon on Facebook says:

    I can’t help thinking it would be more useful to our case to simply present the link to the article, rather than copying it wholesale. Beyond the bad taste this leaves in my mouth over copyright violation, it encourages people to visit the FT website and add to the facts in the article with their personal experiences and additional facts and corrections (as I have done), bringing them to the attention of the people who don’t know the truth of our situation, rather than confining them to those who do.

    1. Holmey says:

      I’ve changed it to an excerpt Dave so that sorts the copyright issue, (I’ve a licence to copy Guardian and some other articles in full), and I agree about directing people to the article so that they can post comments there too.

  2. Maija Liepins on Facebook says:

    speaking of insurance, people who are so anti public services and tax should take in consideration that the principle of insurance is similar – you all pay in, and those who need it get funded. The difference is that you are less likely to need your insurance and more likely to access some form of public service. does that make sense?

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