The government's line - repeated several times - is that these claims were fraudulent or cheats. Without directly saying so, Grayling implied in 2011 that because "the vast majority of new claimants for sickness benefits are in fact able to return to work", it is right to assume that many current Incapacity Benefit claimants are able to work - interpretation, many are cheats, frauds or otherwise manipulating the system.
A community worker caring for a man who was found fit for work despite previously suffering a brain tumour and having an amputated leg has describ...
The government need to stop creating barriers for disabled students if they want them to participate in society. Disabled students want to make a difference in society and participate, evident in the rise in applications for university. Yet extra funding and finance from welfare benefits is essential for this to occur.
In the weeks leading up to the Paralympics the air was filled with a familiar, silent contradiction. The predominant line focused on how inspiring it was going to be, seeing athletes perform and overcome, despite their disabilities. At the same time, a ComRes poll found that sixty-six percent agreed that "people with disabilities are often regarded as second-rate citizens".