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A government target is costing the taxpayer ?300 million per year.

People who claim incapacity benefit have to be checked by doctors working for Atos Origin, a company hired by the Dept. of Work & Pensions. The DWP has a target level for complaints from AO's customers, and AO has to pay a cash penalty if too many customers are checked again after making a complaint.

This leads to AO doctors exaggerating the customer's disabilities to make sure the customer doesn't complain. So while the government is talking tough about getting people off incapacity benefit, its own policies are swelling the ranks of people getting the benefit without qualifying for it.

 

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A government target is costing the taxpayer ?300 million per year.

People who claim incapacity benefit have to be checked by doctors working for Atos Origin, a company hired by the Dept. of Work & Pensions. The DWP has a target level for complaints from AO's customers, and AO has to pay a cash penalty if too many customers are checked again after making a complaint.

This leads to AO doctors exaggerating the customer's disabilities to make sure the customer doesn't complain. So while the government is talking tough about getting people off incapacity benefit, its own policies are swelling the ranks of people getting the benefit without qualifying for it.

 

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the overall total for incapacity benefit claims remained relatively stable during the past decade.Given that the new more stringent tests introduced a few months ago will undoubtedly result in a fall i'm not sure where you get your idea that the numbers on incapacity benefit are being swelled.In fact, if you want to talk about the gfrowth in incapacity benefit you need to go back a bit. The number claiming spiralled from the late 70s to the mid 90s.Hmm I wonder who was in government back then? 8)

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No point in chucking folk off incapity, when you've let in half the world as cheap labour! :wink:

 

there are there times the amount of vacancies as there are people on incapacity benefit.And I'm pretty sure there are not 4 billion economic migrants living in Britain- facts versus hyperbole, facts always win 8)8)8)8)

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