MPs warned of "serious failings" with disability benefits assessments, with "too many assessments" failing to meet acceptable performance standards.
The bill for ESA and PIP assessments has now reached £579m.
People with mental health conditions are being denied the opportunity to complete an application form for ESA, it has been revealed.
Work Capability Assessments are worsening disabled people's health and increasing physical pain, a new report claims.
Unite the union will be supporting a national day of action against Work Capability Assessments on 2 March 2015.
Maximus Health Services, who took over from Atos, says it will carry out assessments in a ‘timely manner’
The Green Party has reacted furiously to what it describes as a 'three pronged Government attack' on sick and disabled benefit claimants.
Maximus Health and Human Services Ltd has been awarded the contract to undertake health-related assessments, DWP announced today