Did anyone see last night's BBC Panorama and C4's Dispatches programmes about disabled people on benefits and getting them back into work? I thought it was very thought-provoking, and typical of how the government once again cocked up the procedure by which claimants are assessed, like the people declared fit for work, one of whom had a debilitating heart condition and DIED soon after. How can they possibly mess that up? Oh, it's all about meeting targets once again, how typical. It IS true that some claimants claim to be disabled but are absolutely fit, like the guy who claimed he needed a walking stick to get about and yet was CCTV'ed prancing in the street and beating up passers-by and police indiscriminately, or the "disabled" moron who was caught out running in a MARATHON of all things - people like those give the genuine claimants a bad name. As a result of all these fraudulent cases, hostility to disabled people has increased: BBC News - Benefit cheats 'colour attitudes to disabled people' I myself am on one of these disabled benefits, but only because I was taking medication before, during and after my last job ended and I was actually going to go back on Jobseeker's Allowance (what I was on before the job) but they put me on Income Support instead - this was in early 2005, probably during the time of the government putting everyone on medication on IS. I think at some point in the next 18 months I too will be reassessed, so I will be curious to see what happens from there. But less than a year or so ago (2010) I got a reassessment pack in the post which asked me to clarify why I was on IS so I could be reassessed, so I filled it in, sent it back and then they replied and said (as late as 2010 I might add) that things would stay the same. What is wrong with me? I have paranoia and anxiety, meaning I'm on Sulpiride medication, as well as Omeprazole for a hiatal hernia, and my knee joints are very still, to the point where I can't go down on them and get back up easily. Working on my knees is a bit painful, frankly. I also have a beer belly and my memory seems to be poor in recent years, and my observational skills leave a lot to be desired, but everything else is more or less OK with me: senses, motor skills, etc. So what is your opinion of getting disabled people back into work, and if they're really disabled or not?