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Incapacity assessment for benefit claimants

The one-and-a-half million people who claim incapacity benefit will start to receive letters this week asking them to be tested for their ability to work.

The new assessments are part of government plans to reduce the number of long-term claimants in a rolling programme through to 2014.

Disability charities say many of the assessments are unfair.

Gillian Hargreaves reports.

  • 04 Apr 2011
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