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People should be signed off for long-term sickness by an independent assessment service and not GPs, a government-backed review says. The review also suggests tax breaks for firms which employ people who suffer from long-term conditions. It is estimated the changes would send 20% of those off sick back to work. A Department for Work and Pensions spokesman said: "The government is committed to supporting more people with health conditions to work."
Originally posted by Hootsmanwheresmaheid
reply to post by Grifter81
Well i have a genuine illness, ive had it since 1999 and the prognosis is pretty dire. This didn't stop them taking me of off my sickness benefit's and finding me fit for work. I am looking for employment but i know if i do get a job i would last a matter of weeks at the most before my illness get's worse. They want me to drag myself to work to pay tax money to the (Private) Bank of England, they couldn't care less if i die in the process. Where is the fairness in that?