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Fewer people claiming incapacity benefit

Thu, 19 Oct 2017

The number of people claiming incapacity benefit on the Isle of Man has fallen by over 300 since 2014.

In December 2014, 2,560 Manx residents were entitled to payments, but that figure had fallen to 2,229 by last month.

Those claiming short-term lower rate benefits have fallen by 189 during that time, while over 100 fewer are now receiving the long-term rate.

The Treasury revealed the figures in response to a Freedom of Information request.

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