Friday, March 16, 2012

'One in three incapacity benefit claimants are fit to work'

More than one in three people whose claims for incapacity benefit have been reassessed are fit for work, ministers have said.
Around 1.5 million incapacity benefit claimants are being reassessed. Following that review, they are either moved on to the new Employment Support Allowance, or found fit to work and expected to seek employment. The assessment process has been controversial, with critics including disability charities claiming many people subjected to it are wrongly classed as fit to work.

DWP figures for the first 141,100 claimants to face reassessment showed that 37 per cent of those whose claims had been concluded had been found fit for work.
Chris Grayling, the employment minister said: "These first figures completely justify our decision to reassess all the people on incapacity benefit. To have such a high percentage that are fit for work just emphasises what a complete waste of human lives the current system has been.

More cheap labour coming to a market near you soon - They may not be 100% perfect but hey-ho what can one expect from an indentured labour force that have been deemed as fit.