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Call for incapacity assessments to be suspended

Tue, 09 Feb 2016


It's time to regulate the assessors who determine if people should get incapacity benefits.

South Douglas MHK Kate Beecroft believes Dependability Ltd is incompetent and wants to suspend the results of its work until more investigations are carried out.

It's suggested areas of healthcare are ignored due to the assessors' lack of expertise - resulting in vulnerable people unnecessarily deemed 'capable of work'.

She insists the system is inherently flawed:

 

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