MP Debbie Abrahams calls for fitness-to-work tests for disabled and severely-ill people to be completely axed

MP Debbie Abrahams calls for fitness-to-work tests for disabled and severely-ill people to be completely axed
 

A Greater Manchester MP has demanded the government completely scraps ‘wholly inappropriate’ fitness-to-work tests for disabled and severely-ill people.
Earlier this month, Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary and Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams welcomed news that people with chronic illnesses and severe conditions will no longer be reassessed every six months.
Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green said ‘pointless’ re-testing of Employment and Support Allowance payments (ESA) recipients with severe, long-term conditions will soon be scrapped.
It was hailed as a ‘victory for... read more

 
19 October 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 34
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