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Calls for reforms of benefit assessments

There are calls to reform the way benefit assessments are carried out, after claims that some conditions are being unfairly overlooked.

The ME Association has told Calendar that it has has seen a rise in the number of calls it is getting from people with the illness, who have been turned down for financial help because they hadn't displayed their symptoms on the day they were assessed.

Katie Oscroft has met woman from Leeds who suffers from chronic fatigue and who says she's been refused benefits because assessors don't understand her illness.


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