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32 Die a Week After Failing Test for New Incapacity Benefit

Friday 06 April 2012

‘More than a thousand ­sickness benefit claimants died last year after being told to get a job, we can reveal.

We’ve highlighted worries about the controversial medical tests for people claiming Employment Support Allowance which are being used to slash the country’s welfare bill.

The Government has boasted that more than half of new ­claimants are found “fit to work” – failing to mention that over 300,000 have appealed the decision and almost 40% have won.’

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