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Television programmes investigate the Work Capability Assessment - Turn2us

Turn2us Employment and Support Allowance information sheetTwo 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).

Britain on the Sick Dispatches Channel 4 30 July

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)

Disabled or Faking it? Panorama BBC2 30 July

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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