Figures from the Department of Work and Pensions show that only 18% of people claiming Employment and Support Allowance, the benefit for people our of work due to sickness, are found to be entitled to it!
The rest are either turned down or the cliam is closed!
The full report can be seen here:
Kilburn Unemployed Workers are not surprised by this! Our own experience tells us that many sick and disabled people are turned down for the benefits. This is largely due to flawed and unfair medical examinations.
If you have any personal experience with medical examinations: let us know: we want to hear from you!
In the meantime you can find some useful information on how to handle medical examinations on the Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty Website: