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Think Left - "Welfare Reform and ME/CFS"

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by worldbackwards, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. worldbackwards

    worldbackwards A unique snowflake

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    This was linked to in a thing about UK welfare reform that popped up on my Tumblr thing today. A few years old (dating back to the worst of the WCA in 2011 actually) but might be of interest to those without a political framework for this stuff.

    http://think-left.org/2011/08/04/welfare-reform-and-mecfs/

    Interestingly enough, and on the same theme, I came across the latest set of figures for ESA the other day, which made surprising reading; the headline outcome is that, after appeals, 62% of all new claimants now get put into the support group, with a further 14% put into the WRAG. To put that into perspective, only about 65% of new claimants used to get Incapacity Benefit full stop.

    We appear to be seeing the Biopsychosocial project in welfare reform coming a major cropper.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/uploa...a/file/385578/esa_wca_summary_Dec14_final.pdf
     
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  2. Marco

    Marco Grrrrrrr!

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    'Think left'

    Oxymoron alert ;)
     
  3. worldbackwards

    worldbackwards A unique snowflake

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    Yada
     
  4. Marco

    Marco Grrrrrrr!

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    A well reasoned riposte!

    Banter aside I challenge anyone to devise a fair and foolproof welfare system.
     

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