Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Medical assessors do NOT have to be medically qualified!

Cynical journalist, on January 3, 2011

Seeing as the costs of the government’s reforms to welfare and unemployment are in the news today I thought it would be a good day to reveal an exclusive I have been sitting on – the costs of testing every individual on incapacity benefit are to be at least £100m a year.

Similarly I asked a vague question about “How this testing will be done in practice” and they revealed something worrying.

The DWP admitted that those assessing whether or not someone is deserving of incapacity benefit do not need to be trained doctors.

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