Browsing: work capability assessment

Benefits and Poverty Rick Burgess, seated, in conversation
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Disabled activists say government-funded research, which concludes that the programme to reassess people on incapacity benefit through the work capability assessment (WCA) was linked to 590 suicides in just three years, is both “damning” and “timely”. Campaigners, doctors and psychiatrists have been warning for several years of strong anecdotal evidence that the programme to
Benefits and Poverty Head and shoulders of Chris Grayling talking
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Ministers appear to have allowed a controversial disability benefits assessment to be rolled out to hundreds of thousands of long-term claimants with mental health conditions, even though a coroner had warned it was a threat to their lives. Employment minister Chris Grayling (pictured) and work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith decided in the summer of