Disabled activist groups need to vigorously protest against these heartless work tests. To date Government has shown no sign of taking any of their views seriously. One thing is for sure, no amount of window dressing will make it any better.
It looks as though it’s there to give Maximus a green light to diminishing the large numbers of claimants currently placed in the Support Group of the DWP’s Employment & Support Allowance.
As of May 2014 DWP figures confirm there were 1,031,480 ESA claimants in the Support Group of which 480,930 were recorded as having a mental health problem. Of the overall total 631,160 were migrated from older incapacity benefits of which 298,840 had a mental health problem.
The review response comes just after the DWP’s newly appointed…
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