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Dependability waste of taxpayers' money, says claimant

Process ignored medical history

A woman found fit for work despite advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease says the assessment process was a waste of time and taxpayers’ money.

The 46-year-old, who doesn’t want to be named, was told by officers she was fit for work after three years on incapacity benefit.

She fought back against Dependability Ltd, lost a review but was vindicated at appeal.

This month, a bid in Tynwald to halt the controversial assessments - which find 44 per cent of people claiming they're ill fit to work - was deferred until next month..

She says the process led to a breakdown and completely ignored her medical history:

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