Incapacity Benefit


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Incapacity Benefit

A short- or long-term tax-free benefit provided by the UK government for people with illness or disability.
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MORE than 3,300 people on Teesside have been stripped of their incapacity benefits under new regulations.
Those found fit to work were stripped of their incapacity benefit and moved onto Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA).
Of the 13,640 assessments in Calderdale and Kirklees, 23% of incapacity benefit claimants were told they were fit for work and moved on to JSA far more than the national average of 19%.
Last week, the DWP said that more than a quarter of Scots on incapacity benefit before October 2010 had been reclassified as "fit for work".
In a recent survey in this paper, some readers expressed concerns over changes to their benefits, with a quarter of people who answered saying they had been affected by the reassessment of people on incapacity benefit.
Poor souls on incapacity benefit would need to endure 20 years of pain or mental horrors to match what he billed for a bolthole.
James Evans, prosecuting, said Davies, a barmaid at the Rhondda Hotel, claimed incapacity benefit from 1995 to 2009 but was overpaid pounds 23,489.89 from September 2004 to May 2009.
London, June 18 (ANI): A father-of-two infuriated a judge after it had emerged that he has pocketed 16,000 pounds as incapacity benefits because smoking cannabis made him too depressed to work.
The figures, released by the Department for Work and Pensions, represent a snapshot of incapacity benefit (IB) claimants in August 2010.
"But is it OK to leave these people on incapacity benefit, year after year, not examining their circumstances, not seeing if we can help them?" "It traps people in longterm poverty and it is not good enough."
Mr Laurence said: "If you're on Incapacity Benefit it can be worrying to come off it, but there are lots of things people can do to get into the world of work.
A total of 86,000 young Britons are on incapacity benefit, contradicting the view that claimants are mostly older workers.