Home Charities Urge Ministers To Drop Planned Cuts To Work Support Allowance

Charities Urge Ministers To Drop Planned Cuts To Work Support Allowance

George Osborne plans to cut £30 a week from ESA, paid to claimants forced to give up work through illness or serious accident.

Must Read

Number of Brits suffering from malnutrition has soared under the Tories

Labour described the shocking increase in malnutrition cases as "unforgivable" and said government ministers "should be ashamed".

Benefit claimant with broken back killed himself after being found ‘fit for work’ by DWP

He was left pennniless and unable to pay the rent or top up his electricity meter.

Universal Credit staff poised for further walk-outs

PCS union warns that strike action could spread to more Universal Credit Services Centres.

UK pensioners ‘suffering the worst poverty rate in western Europe’

Tories warned against further rises to the state pension age.

The content previously published here has been withdrawn. We apologise for any inconvenience.

SUPPORT US!

If you would like to see more stories like this please consider a one off donation. Thank you for your support!

7 COMMENTS

  1. No change, unless their circumstances change.
    Which means taking a job then losing it would leave them with less money.

    Talk about a disincentive to work!

  2. “Those who are already claiming ESA will see no change in the level of benefit they receive ”
    ——–
    WORKED 30 + YRS AGED 60

    in 2005 i was medically retired by Tesco after 18 yrs and was given a £60 pw ill health pension
    I RECEIVED £102 incapacity BENEFIT ( paid no rent or council tax )
    ———–
    Deformed hip &fused spine Debilitating Degenerative Progressive (have since acquired arthritis and cartilage problems both knees )
    In 2012 i was called into be assessed by Atos and scored Zero points HEALED
    took 11 months to win 15 points at tribunal However the DWP failed to apply their own rules and placed me into the WRAG group
    2013 ESA reduced to £21 not enough to pay the enforced £22 council and bedroom tax

    ———–
    since 2012 i have attended the Jobcentre twice the last time 10 months ago
    have recieved no help in looking for work as they know the conditions i retired with make me unemployable and incapable of carrying out any reasonable employment
    ———————–
    The system has failed me but that is what the tories have designed it to do

    • Having won my apeal i now find myself in the ” WRAG ” I believe if the DM had investigated the data used at the Tribunal then it would be clear i should be in the Support group
      Having several Muscoskeletal conditions all asociated with chronic pain
      all classed as debilitating and degenerative with no expectation of improvement
      Fused Spine with degenerative disc disease at all levels of the lumbar a#spine along with plate irregularity “scheuermanns ” disease
      Scheuermann’s disease is notorious for causing lower and mid-level back and neck pain, which can be severe and disabling. The sufferer may feel pain at the apex of the curve, which can be aggravated by physical activity and by periods of standing or sitting;
      this can have a significantly detrimental effect to their lives as their level of activity is curbed by their condition

      Hip “Perthes Disease
      Common symptoms include hip, knee (hip pathology can refer pain to a normal knee), or groin pain, exacerbated by hip/leg movement, especially internal hip rotation (twisting the leg toward the center of the body). The pain is moderate to severe, at times rendering the patient unable to stand. There is a reduced range of motion at the hip joint, and there is a painful or antalgic gait. There may be atrophy of thigh muscles from disuse and an inequality of leg length. In some cases, some activity can cause severe irritation or inflammation of the damaged area including standing, walking, running, kneeling, or stooping repeatedly for an extended period of time. In cases exhibiting severe femoral osteonecrosis, pain is usually a chronic, throbbing sensation exacerbated by activity
      Also have refered pain and problems with the other leg due to altered walking patterns
      Arthritis and cartlidge
      Have developed problems in both kneecaps over the last year which are not helped by any increased mobility

      that apart i believe that the following regulation should be taken into consideration
      —————————
      The Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2008
      Exceptional circumstances Regulation 29
      29. (1) A claimant who does not have limited capability for work as determined in accordance with the limited capability for work assessment is to be treated as having limited capability for work if paragraph (2) applies to the claimant.
      (2) This paragraph applies if—
      (b)the claimant suffers from some specific disease or bodily or mental disablement and, by reasons of such disease or disablement, there would be a substantial risk to the mental or physical health of any person if the claimant were found not to have limited capability for work.

  3. perversely
    if you are ” disabled ” but able to earn a living you will get extra benefit
    ———–
    if you are too sick to work but not “classed ” as disabled you face benefit removal
    ———-

  4. Around 500,000 people are currently in the ESA Wrag group, where they are paid more than the current job seeker’s allowance (JSA
    ——–
    wrong
    ESA becomes means tested after 12 months and the majority who have savings an ill health pension live in a house with working family will either see a vastly reduced benefit or non at all
    benefit reduction has been happening to the long term sick and disabled since 2010
    nobody argues for these people nobody cares

      • Have been told it depends what year your claim first started for Contribution based ESA or Incapacity Benefit re the limitation to a 12 month period. Also the same about your pension being taken into account even if you are in the Wrag group. Worth checking with the CAB I am going to.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

FOLLOW US

16,637FansLike
9,363FollowersFollow

Latest News

Universal Credit staff poised for further walk-outs

PCS union warns that strike action could spread to more Universal Credit Services Centres.

Number of Brits suffering from malnutrition has soared under the Tories

Labour described the shocking increase in malnutrition cases as "unforgivable" and said government ministers "should be ashamed".

Jeremy Corbyn: Tories failing homeless children and poverty-stricken families

Labour leader vows to end the benefit freeze and halt the rollout of Universal Credit.

Half of private landlords say tenants on Universal Credit have rent arrears

54% of private landlords have tenants on Universal Credit who have fallen behind on rent payments.

130,000 families forced to live in one bed flats due to chronic social housing shortage

Calls for a £12.8bn national investment in social housing building.

More Articles Like This