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incapacity

Medtalk The inability to understand information presented, appreciate the consequences of acting–or not acting on that information, and to make a choice. See Incompetence.
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The reality is that the vast majority of the people on incapacity benefit will never work again and be dependent on benefits for the rest of their lives and the sooner the Government learns to accept this fact the better.
Across the country, Tories hope to raise pounds 600 million by cutting incapacity claimants.
FROM October the Government plans to start moving current Incapacity Benefit claimants onto Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).
But the Citizens Advice Bureau warned the Chancellor to be careful when cutting incapacity benefit.
Shadow work and pensions secretary Yvette Cooper claimed Labour's reforms to incapacity benefit were aimed at helping people into work - but Osborne's cuts were about saving money and nothing else.
5 0 per week after being awarded Incapacity Benefit instead of Jobseekers Allowance, which pays pounds 20 less.
In February the Government unveiled plans for a huge shake-up in the benefits system, with a report arguing that the true number of people in need of incapacity benefit is closer to 700,000 than the current level of 2.
In addition, if one has a low-waged job, council tax and rent to be paid, it leaves less to live on than being on incapacity - no wonder people don't want to get a job
Tony lives in Shettleston, Glasgow, where a fifth of adults are on incapacity benefit.
A study by the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research claims it is pointless to launch crackdowns on the middle-aged jobless - many on incapacity benefits - when unemployment is rising.
AT THE Conservative Party Conference, David Cameron stated his intentions to deprive half a million people of their incapacity benefits by reclassifying them as fit to work.
A TORY Government would move hundreds of thousands of people off incapacity benefit to fund a pounds 600m employment strategy, the party said last night.