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Incapacity claims refuted as 'misconceptions'

Fri, 12 Feb 2016


Alarming 'misconceptions' over how people on incapacity benefits are being assessed have been refuted.

The Social Security division of Treasury says the assessments - carried out by Dependability Ltd - are not 'tick box' exercises.

The Manx Labour Party and Liberal Vannin have both aired concerns about the impact it's having on vulnerable people - especially those with mental health and addiction problems.

It's also been suggested that assessors aren't suitably qualified - MLC Bill Henderson wants to put a stop to it:

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