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It's 'pointless' to keep re-testing people with chronic illnesses

October 1st, 2016

Episode 1234 of 1273 episodes

Recipients of the main sickness benefit who have long term health conditions that are not going to improve will no longer be tested to keep their benefit. Damian Green is the work and pensions secretary and Andrew Grantham has claimed Employment Support Allowance for seven years. (Image: Damian Green. Credit: Getty Images)