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You and Yours radio prog describes how ME patients are denied benefits

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS news' started by MeSci, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. MeSci

    MeSci Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Cornwall, UK
    Not sure how appropriate my heading is as I'm not feeling very capable...

    The BBC radio programme You and Yours today featured a fairly large section on how and why a lot of ME patients get turned down for benefits after being assessed. It was in the first half of the programme.

    It can be listened to (from the UK at least) here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09bxk9d and starts at about 0100.
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  2. Binkie4

    Binkie4 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Thanks for posting @MeSci. Not listened yet but we seem to be becoming fashionable/popular as an issue.

    So thrilled about Unrest at no1 iTunes.
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  3. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Listened to it.
    They repeated a bit of the interview with the man with ME (who secretly recorded his assessment),
    and then spoke to a mental health nurse who worked as an assessor who told them about the various tricks of the trade they were told to use to speed up assessments, ie getting people to do things like move a chair, read a form etc so they could tick the box.

    Not really telling us anything new but good that they are at least talking about it and exposing how it is rigged.
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  4. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Was there anything related to PACE/White type stuff in there? I've already got a back-log of things to listen to.
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  5. NelliePledge

    NelliePledge Moderator Staff Member

    UK West Midlands
    No all about benefit assessment process flaws
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