According to government proposals, people with impairments may receive “more support” to work from home.
In order to aid people in finding employment and cut down on government spending, Work and Pensions Secretary Mel Stride has announced a series of benefit reforms.
According to him, persons towards the end of their lives or those who have significant learning problems won’t be impacted by any modifications to benefit assessments.
According to charities, the adjustments may force people to report to work when they are ill.The criteria used to determine how a claimant’s capacity to work is affected by a disability or sickness has been the subject of a consultation by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
The government believes the reforms will go into effect by 2025, which is after the next general election.
The consultation is anticipated to last eight weeks.
Speaking in the House of Commons, Mr. Stride claimed that a significant change in the workplace over the last several years has “opened up opportunities” for those with disabilities and those who have medical conditions.
He continued, “Yet we know many handicapped individuals do just that. The job capacity exam doesn’t represent how someone with a disability or health condition would be able to work from home.