Just when I was starting to think about liking Damian Green, he starts talking rubbish. Doesn’t he realise that many people on sickness/disability benefits have no choice but to sit at home?
Working is better for people’s health than “sitting at home living on benefits” for sickness and disability, the work and pensions secretary has said before the launch of a welfare review.
Damian Green will launch a consultation on disability and sickness benefits later on Monday. It will look specifically at how people qualify for sick pay and doctors’ notes, and review the controversial work capability assessments which determine whether disabled people are eligible for welfare.
Charities have welcomed the review of the WCA but there are some concerns that sick and disabled people could be pressured to return to work before they are ready.
Green said the purpose of encouraging people to work was to improve their health…
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