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television programmes investigating the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) that is
part of the Employment and Support
Allowance assessment process, were shown on 30 July. Details
are provided below and you can watch them online on BBC iPlayer and
Channel 4 on Demand (4oD).
Using undercover filming, reporter Jackie Long investigated the
processes used to assess whether sickness and disability benefit
claimants should be declared fit for work.
Find out more
about this Dispatches programme and watch it online (until end of
August 2012) (link opens in a new window)
Panorama investigated the Government's plans to end the
so-called 'sick note culture' and their attempts to get millions of
people off disability benefits and into work. It asked: In
Britain's modern welfare state, millions are being paid to private
companies to assess sick and disabled claimants but is the system
working? Or are new tests wrongly victimising those who deserve
support the most?
Find out more about this
Panorama programme and watch it online (until end of July
2013) (link opens in a new window)
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