'Fit For Work' Employees In The UK Are Dying, And Often
The U.K. welfare system is under fire after a report showed about 80 Britons died each month shortly after they were deemed "fit for work."By Katie Link | August 27, 2015
The U.K. Department for Work and Pensions might have a few things to work out after a report it tried to bury was released Thursday. (Video via Department for Work & Pensions)
The department discovered that between 2011 and 2014, more than 80 Britons died each month shortly after they were deemed "fit for work" and passed the notoriously difficult Work Capability Assessment.
The system works like this: Workers fill out that assessment; then, a health care professional analyzes it. The results determine if a person with a certain condition or disability can receive benefits.