Benefit claimants to be assessed4th April 2011
The 1.5 million people in Britain who are claiming incapacity benefit will begin to receive letters this week which will ask them to come forward to be tested to see if they can return to work.
The new tests are part of a government scheme over the next three years designed to decrease the amount of people who claim benefits long-term. People who are deemed able to work will have their benefits changed to the £65.45 Jobseeker's Allowance, while those who are severely disabled will get the £96.85 Employment Support Allowance.
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Title: Benefit claimants to be assessed
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 18090
Date Added: 4th Apr 2011