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The Spartacus Network publishes the People’s Review of the Work Capability Assessment, documenting links between being found “fit for work” and people’s deaths.

What: The report was prepared by members of the Spartacus Network of grassroots disabled campaigners. It details a string of cases involving ESA claimants who killed themselves or otherwise died after being told they were “fit for work”, all of them in circumstances in which the WCA appears to have been a factor in their deaths.

Why significant: The first major research report to produce multiple examples of the fatal impact of the WCA on benefit claimants.


'The People's Reviews of the Work Capability Assessment', 2012