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Almost 70% of disabled people say cuts to ESA will cause their health to suffer and half may return to work later

November 2, 2015

Disability Benefits Consortium

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  • 40% of respondents have become more isolated and less able to see friends or family after their ESA was withdrawn or reduced.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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  1. frankie checkland permalink
    November 2, 2015 4:07 pm

    i’m thinking this government is trying to eradicate the sick and poor. they are just finishing adolf hitlers ideals.

  2. November 3, 2015 3:10 pm

    you mention this £30 cut is for NEW ESA WRAG claimants, / though the survey is of those already receiving it. there seems to be conflicting views about whether this cut is for
    New claimants of this benefit or all claimants of it. i have asked elsewhere and no one seems to know which of the 2 it is. is it for new ESA WRAG claimants only or is it for ALL ESA WRAG claimants.

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