incapacity benefit

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incapacity benefit

n
(Social Welfare) (in Britain) a regular government payment made to people who are unable to work for an extended period through disability
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Sir Andrew said that although Parsons had admitted fraudulently obtaining a total of pounds 35,309 in incapacity benefits, a calculation has been carried out into what he would have been entitled to if he had not been dishonest.
ONE million people will get more money to entice them back to work as part of a major overhaul of the incapacity benefits system.
Up to one million people could be moved off incapacity benefits and back into work under plans to be unveiled by the Government today.
THE minister responsible for welfarere form yesterday defended his department against claims of massive incapacity benefits spending.
Figures by the Department for Work and Pensions show the annual bill for incapacity benefits, including associated housing benefit and council tax benefit, has reached pounds 16 billion.
Employment and Welfare Reform Minister Stephen Timms said: "The number of people on incapacity benefits tripled between 1979 and 1997 and is now falling for the first time in a generation.
A CBI spokeswoman said: "We can't afford to have millions of people on unemployment and incapacity benefits.
THE Daily Post has decided to join in the New Labour witch-hunt of people claiming incapacity benefits (Daily Post, November 20) then.
People on incapacity benefits will be forced to have job interviews and take part in NHS rehab programmes.
Brian Richards, prosecuting for the Department of Social Security, said Parsons had been working as a doorman at the Ex-Servicemen's Club since 1983, but had been claiming incapacity benefits.
THE BIGGEST change in incapacity benefits since they were created has been unveiled.
A spokesman for the DWP said the number of people on incapacity benefits was at its lowest level for seven-and-ahalf years and long-term youth unemployment had virtually been eradicated.