Fitness for Work Test

Concerns over criteria for ‘fitness for work’ reassessment exemptions

    By John Pring in Disability News Service.   Disabled campaigners have criticised new Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) rules that explain which benefit claimants will no longer have to be repeatedly put through the much-criticised “fitness for work” test. DWP announced last month, on the eve of the Conservative party conference in […]

‘Ruthless’ DWP ‘Forced Through WCA Despite Knowing Of Harm’

  Story by John Pring in Disability News Service.   Ministers and civil servants were “ruthless” and “reckless” in forcing through their new “fitness for work” test and refusing to abandon it even after they were told of the harm it was causing, according to a former government adviser. Professor Geoff Shepherd, who was one […]

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