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Almost 1-in-5 Wales fitness-to-work appeals win, BBC finds

There are serious concerns about the number of people being judged as "fit to work" as part of the UK government's welfare reforms.

More than 100,000 assessments have been carried out in Wales to see if people, many who used to claim incapacity benefit, are well enough to get a job.

BBC Wales has looked at figures obtained from a Freedom of Information request, and almost one-in-five people who were told they were fit to work later had that decision reversed.

Now, the PCS Union says with more and more people appealing the system is under pressure.

Abigail Neal reports, and the chief executive of Disability Wales Rhian Davies speaks to Tomos Dafydd in the BBC Wales Today studio.

Fitness-to-work appeal wins rise

  • 19 Mar 2013
  • From the section Wales