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Anticipating the publication of Professor Harrington’s
third annual review of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) , the
We Are Spartacus group have published
their own review, from the lived experience of the sick and
disabled people going through it.
The People’s Review of the WCA includes the
experiences of more than 70 claimants who have been wrongly
assessed, humiliated, badly treated and forced to go to tribunal to
secure the benefits to which they are legally entitled.
The review also highlights press reports of some of the
claimants who have died after being found fit for work or whose
suicide has been linked, at least in part, to the stress of the
WCA, which critics say is not fit for purpose.
In the final section of the review, We are
Spartacus examines what has been said about the WCA by the
Government, MP’s, courts, professional bodies, medical
organisations and individual medical professionals. This section
includes full references, including replies to Freedom of
Information requests, so readers can check the facts for
People's Review of the Work Capability Assessment (link opens in a
Date of publication: 16 November 2012
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