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More than half a million people could lose incapacity benefit after welfare changes

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d7326 (Published 11 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7326

Re: More than half a million people could lose incapacity benefit after welfare changes

Dear Editors,

About the same number of Greeks is going to lose incapacity benefits.

Here it is going to be much less painful though.

200,000 Greeks have been receiving disability State benefits fraudulently, for decades. [1]

Another 120,000 dead Greeks will not bother much.

Furthermore, I am sure kleptomaniacs and compulsive gamblers have alternative sources of income.

Reference

[1] http://www.bmj.com/content/339/bmj.b3374?tab=responses

Competing interests: No competing interests
13 October 2012
Stavros Saripanidis
Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Private Surgery
Thessaloniki, Greece
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