Feb 9, 2013

38% Reversal Rate Too High

     Great Britain has introduced a new system to review the cases of those drawing something like U.S. Social Security disability benefits. The result has been lots of appeals. Can you believe it? Thirty-eight percent of those appeals have been successful. To quote a Labour Member of Parliament:
"The department's view that appeals against decisions are an inherent part of the process is unduly complacent," she said.
"The work capability assessment process hits the most vulnerable claimants hardest.
"The one-size-fits-all approach fails to account adequately for mental health conditions or those which are rare or fluctuating."

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