Almost 70% of disabled people say cuts to ESA will cause their health to suffer and half may return to work later
Ahead of key debate on Welfare Reform and Work Bill [27 October 2015] the DBC calls on Government to stop £30-a-week cut to ESA for new claimants
- Almost 7 in 10 (69%) disabled people surveyed say cuts to ESA will cause their health to suffer
- Almost half (45%) of respondents say that the cut would probably mean they return to work later
- A third (28%) surveyed say they can’t afford to eat on the current amount they receive from ESA
- 40% of respondents have become more isolated and less able to see friends or family after their ESA was withdrawn or reduced.
In a recent survey of over 500 disabled people almost 7 in 10 (69%) said cuts to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) would cause their health to suffer, with almost half (45%) saying it would mean they would probably return to work later according to research released by the…
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