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More than a third of the 1.3million people who applied for Employment and Support Allowance were found to be fully capable of working, while a similar proportion abandoned their claims while they were still being processed.

Some were found to be capable of holding down a job with the right help while only 7 per cent of applicants were deemed too ill to carry out any work, including cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy; the terminally ill; and the severely disabled.

Charities claim the bar has been raised too high for seriously ill people to claim out-of-work benefits and point out that many decisions are overturned on appeal.

But the Work and Pensions Minister, Steve Webb, said: “These figures show that many people are able to work with the right help.

“We have strengthened the support now available, tailoring it to individual needs so they can overcome whatever barriers they face.

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This makes me angry,as with fm and the other problems that go with this illness,we never know how we are going to be on a daily day.So who would employ us when we are hving flair ups,N when we cannot get out of bed n move for up until at least an hour for our meds to kick in.So who is n how can anyone support us wrk.Are they going to collect us from our homes,n wat about our consitration.wat kind of wrk do they expect us to do.Rant over. fee xx hugs to you all who are in pain today.


That's what I'd like to know, feeling?? Who wants to employ someone who can barely get out of bed in a morning, needs help to go to the loo and shower, and who needs to raise their legs every afternoon to help the swelling? It's a farce innit?? XX


so this minister has a cure for pain and exhaustion, he's going to be a millionaire with that cure hahhahahahhahhahahhaahhahahahahahha sorry just had to laugh. HUGGS xxx


JUst in support of what you said migrembe .......hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAA..................................................................


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