Maureen Murphy
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Incapacity benefits: Thousands may find claims rejected

Tens of thousands of people on incapacity benefit could find themselves declared fit for work, under strict new tests which begin this month.

About 1.5m people currently get incapacity benefit, will be called for the new tests and ministers say as many as one in three could be told to look for a job.

Disability charities are concerned that many assessments are not being carried out fairly.

Maureen Murphy was turned down for incapacity benefit following a brain haemorrhage. She spoke to BBC Breakfast along with Richard Hawkes from the charity Scope.

  • 04 Apr 2011