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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Within Teesside, 24% of assessments in Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland ended in people being stripped of their incapacity benefits while in Stockton the proportion stood at 23%.
Wrexham saw the highest percentage of assessments ending in people being stripped of their incapacity benefits, at 26%.
Under the coalition, Incapacity Benefit, Severe Disablement Allowance and illness related Income Support has been phased out and replaced with Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).
And that's why it's right - and vital - that we are reassessing all people claiming incapacity benefit. When they are reassessed, some people will be found able to do some kind of work and will get help to prepare for and find a job.
I find it astonishing that somebody who may be self-inflicting these problems upon themselves is able to get incapacity benefits at this level," she added.
The government wants to re-assess all current incapacity benefit claimants by 2014.
And the total handed out to the 1.5 million people claiming incapacity benefit is pounds 7billion a year.
Could somebody please tell me where are all the vacacies for the 2.6 million incapacity benefit claimants and the 65-69-year-olds the Government wants back in the workplace?
that anyone receiving incapacity benefits will have had to have paid full national insurance contributions for a minimum number of years and also to have completed at least one 20-page detailed questionnaire, have seen their GP on numerous occasions and sent the incapacity Jobcentre Plus several medical certificates, not to mention the full physical examination, by a government approved medical professional.
Does Mr Cameron know the number of possible Conservative Party supporters receiving long-term incapacity benefits who will be disadvantaged by his plans?
The first step towards getting a quarter of a million West Midlands people off incapacity benefit came into force this week.
"ME is recognised as a disability illness and she should be entitled to incapacity benefits."