Gosh, they’re quick!

But at least the CAB has stood up and said something about the Incapacity Benefit Reforms proposals.
“People with mental health problems are particularly likely to be wrongly assessed”
What, really??? /sarcasm
In my opinion, we already are. The current PCA assessment works for people who know how to work the system. People with genuine mental health conditions like mine are more likely to be honest, and in my opinion, are more likely to have benefits denied than someone who is committing fraud and knows exactly what the Benefits Agency is looking for. The PCA awards points for malingering, and takes them away if you try to improve your condition.
I also note with interest the comment about assessing doctors being “rude and insensitive” – how about doctors who know nothing about the mental health problem they’re supposed to be assessing?
I had already considered writing to mental health charity MIND, and my MP about this, now I have back up.
The full press report can be found here.

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2 thoughts on “Gosh, they’re quick!

  1. Affers says:

    Hi,
    I have recently started a blog about my agoraphobia based at http://www.affers.co.uk and I stumbled across your blog whilst I was looking for some people to link up with. I was reading through your blog (since who wants to just link up with people they have zero in common with, eh?) and this entry hit a raw nerve and has given me a good idea for an initial entry on my newly installed WP blog.
    Anyway, would you be interested in exchanging links? A refusal won’t offend and I’m giving you a link anyway.
    All the best.

  2. dominocat says:

    no problem – and good luck with the blog!

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