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Welfare Reform on the Web (August 2011): Services for the disabled - UK

Charities angry over ministers' crackdown on disability benefits

N. Lakhami

The Independent, July 27th 2011, p. 21

Disability charities have accused the Government of labelling disable people as scroungers, after the Government said that only one in 14 people applying for disability benefits has a genuine claim. The charities say that the new Work Capability Assessment is flawed and cannot truly evaluate an individual's ability to work; this, they claim, is proven by the number of cases where rejections based on the assessment are reversed on appeal.

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