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Disability Claims Double During UK’s Escalating Health Crisis

  • IFS says ‘puzzling’ rise seen across age groups and conditions
  • Teenagers represented the biggest increase in claims

The number of Britons claiming disability benefits has doubled in a year, according to new analysis that underscores the ill-health crisis gripping the country.

The study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies found claims surging in the year to July for all types of disability and across all age groups. Teenagers saw a threefold increase, with many of them reporting mental or behavioral conditions.