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Addiction issues highlighted in incapacity row

Mon, 15 Feb 2016


Incapacity assessors have got the required skills to assess benefit claimants with drug or alcohol issues.

That's according to the Treasury Minister Eddie Teare - last week his department defended the assessment process after it once again came under fire from critics.

Last year Dependability Limited carried out 712 checks on claimants - 314 people were deemed capable of work; 40 per cent of those are no longer receiving any benefits.

South Douglas MHK Kate Beecroft says she doesn't think people with addiction problems should be being assessed in the first place:

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