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    The Cost

    Interesting letter in the papers on Monday that started off about IDS moaning about the bias of BBC when it queried the unemployment figures and went on to say that IDS made no comment about triple amputees being sent for medicals to see if they were fit for work.
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    You can add to this the rest of the genuine sick and disabled classed as "fit to work" by " medical professionals" from ATOS.How IDS can think its financially viable to send sick and disabled for repeated medicals and subsequent tribunals is beyond me.
    The cost of ESA fr a disabled person is £6,600 a year.The medicals are £290 plus an £89 bonus to the "professional" for declaring the disabled "fit for work".The appeal cost is £10,000(70% who go to appeal with assistance are winning their appeals).Then the disabled person is sent for a new medical and be declared fit again,leading to a fresh appeal.
    This means the tax payer is paying more than £20,600 a year due to the disabled wrongly being classified as "fit for work".
    Last year this circus ost £50 mill on top of £114 mill costa of medical examinations.

    Not sure how accurate any of this is especially the figures but an interesting take nonetheless

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPR View Post
    Interesting letter in the papers on Monday that started off about IDS moaning about the bias of BBC when it queried the unemployment figures and went on to say that IDS made no comment about triple amputees being sent for medicals to see if they were fit for work.
    (letter)
    You can add to this the rest of the genuine sick and disabled classed as "fit to work" by " medical professionals" from ATOS.How IDS can think its financially viable to send sick and disabled for repeated medicals and subsequent tribunals is beyond me.
    The cost of ESA fr a disabled person is £6,600 a year.The medicals are £290 plus an £89 bonus to the "professional" for declaring the disabled "fit for work".The appeal cost is £10,000(70% who go to appeal with assistance are winning their appeals).Then the disabled person is sent for a new medical and be declared fit again,leading to a fresh appeal.
    This means the tax payer is paying more than £20,600 a year due to the disabled wrongly being classified as "fit for work".
    Last year this circus ost £50 mill on top of £114 mill costa of medical examinations.

    Not sure how accurate any of this is especially the figures but an interesting take nonetheless
    the total cost £164 million you talk of is nothing compared to the total amount paid out in benefits its just seen as running costs audit money

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    The cost of Disability/ ESA/ Incapacity in 2010 was over 17 billion so in IDS's mind if he can save 20% of that but still incur the cost you mentioned he's still saved on paper. IDS doesn't seem concerned about the human cost in those people this new system fails.

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