THE AMERICANISATION OF BENEFITS IN THE UK

 

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The secret UK plan for benefits – copied from America, like everything else.

Applicants will have to establish a sufficient and recent work history to qualify for benefits.

A credit system will determine benefit eligibility.

One credit for every £1000 of wages or self-employment income received. An annual income of £4000 satisfies the full credit requirements for one year.

Applicants will need between 20 and 40 credits, or between five and 10 full years of work to qualify for benefits. No work history, no benefits.

The number of total required credits scales by age, with workers aged 31 to 42 needing at least 20 credits; those aged 43 to 62 needing one additional credit for every year of age; and those aged 62 and older needing 40 credits.

If  disabled before the age of 31, these individuals need an amount of credits equal to the difference of their age at the onset of disability and 21, times two. For example, if a worker becomes disabled at age 28, he needs 14 credits ([28 – 21] to qualify for disability benefits.

Disability Determination. If an applicant satisfies the work history requirement for disability payments, he then enters the five-step disability-determination process to ascertain if he is eligible to receive benefits. (Sounds like something from Kill Bill!).

To meet the statutory definition of disability, the applicant “must not be able to engage in any substantial gainful activity because of a medically-determinable physical or mental impairment(s) that is expected to result in death, or that has lasted or is expected to last for a continuous period of at least 12 months. (Not long term = no benefit; send people on “courses” to make sure they can “engage in any substantial gainful activity”, zero-hour toilet cleaning, etc.).

The initial claim is processed by regional Disability Determination Services (DDS) offices that are located in every County. DDS = Disqualify Disabled Service.

There will be five questions to ascertain eligibility:

1. Is the applicant currently participating in substantial gainful activity (SGA)?
The main component of the disability determination is that the impairment must be severe enough to prevent the applicant from “participating in substantial gainful activity”; in plain terms, applicants need to demonstrate that they are unable to support themselves through their own work efforts; i.e. by not making enough selling “The Big Issue”.

2. Is the applicant’s condition “severe”? Applicants must show that their condition interferes significantly with their ability to carry out basic work activities. The Code of Federal Regulations defines basic work activities as “the abilities and aptitudes necessary to do most jobs,” which include “physical functions such as walking, standing, sitting, lifting, pushing, pulling, reaching, carrying, or handling,” or “capacities for seeing, hearing, and speaking,” in addition to “understanding, carrying out, and remembering simple instructions,” among other things. Got blown up in a “regime change war”, no excuse!

They will use medical evidence provided by the applicant to make this determination. If insufficient evidence is provided, THE MACHINE may arrange a consultative examination with the applicant’s primary source of treatment or an independent party. If DDS finds that the applicant’s condition does not interfere with his ability to carry out basic work activities, his claim is denied. Otherwise, the application is moved to step 3. THE MACHINE will appoint their own doctors, who will have “targets” of disqualifying 8 out of 10 claimants in order to receive their bonus.

3. Is the applicant’s condition found in the list of disabling conditions? THE MACHINE WILL HAVE a list of medical conditions that automatically qualify an individual as disabled. This will cover all of the major organ systems of the body and will includes guidelines for evaluating the severity of the condition. If THE MACHINE finds that the applicant’s condition is on the list or is equally severe to a medical condition on the list, his claim is approved. Otherwise, the application is moved to step 4. Has your heart stopped beating? Can your liver take one more sip of alcohol? Have you recovered from your last brain op?

4. Can the applicant do the work he did before? At this point, THE MACHINE will evaluate the applicant’s ability to do work he had previously done. The applicant will be required to provide all job titles held in the past 15 years and relevant information about these positions, including duties, hours, skill requirements, physical and mental activities, and whether the applicant’s medical condition necessitated changes in his work environment. If THE MACHINE finds that the applicant is capable of doing work as he previously did, or in the manner that it is done in the general economy, the application will be denied. Otherwise, it will move to the final step. No escape for old nurses, then! At least when assisting a 95 year old on to a commode, they will be able to swop stories about their mutual “good old days”, dementia allowing.

5. Can the applicant do any other type of work? Finally, THE MACHINE will evaluate the applicant’s ability to perform other work that exists in the economy. Here, THE MACHINE will consider not only the applicant’s past job experience, but also his education, vocational training, and age. Factors that would severely limit an individual’s ability to find other work include illiteracy, poor English skills, and old age. THE MACHINE WILL USE several tables of rules to make this final determination of disability. If the applicant is found unable to perform other work in the economy, his application will be approved; otherwise, he should not be considered disabled for Social Security purposes. 95 and can polish shoes? Oh, THE MACHINE has just the job for you!

The Appeals Process. THE MACHINE will only approved 20 percent of all initial applications, subject to severe and continuous review. Those who are denied in the initial process or lose eligibility through a review will be able to submit a request for an appeal within 60 days of the decision. Applicants who would otherwise lose their benefits can opt to continue them, but they face the risk of having to pay back those benefits if their appeal is unsuccessful. There will be two potential stages of the appeals process:

1. Reconsideration. Submit new medical evidence – I died last week, but they brought me back for more!
2. Hearing by a judge. This will cost if you do not win!, and you will not!

And the digits in computers that THE MACHINE calls money and rations is just a means to control the masses by showing them what they can do to the sick and vulnerable, like a cat playing with a mouse.

FREE YOURSELF FROM THEIR MOUSETRAP!

RISE AGAINST THE MACHINE AND ITS POLITICAL OPERATIVES!

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About leninnightingale

A nurse who for decades challenged the nursing establishment, echoing the voices of the silent many- the downtrodden nurses, students, care assistants, patients, and relatives that the 'system' overlooks. This site will present issues that many fear to engage in, prefering to believe what they are told by the Government's 'Ministry of Truth' (i.e. 'Lies').
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