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New test for invalidity is accused of unfairness

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 15 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:978
  1. N Craft

    Under a new scheme announced by the British government, general practitioners will no longer have to decide whether their patients should be given invalidity benefit. In future, claimants will complete a self assessment questionnaire and it will be up to doctors working for the Benefits Agency Medical Service to perform a full evaluation.

    William Hague, minister of state for social security, said that …

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