Sickness Benefit Cuts ‘Considered’ By Ministers

More cuts here intended to cause more misery and fear amongst the poor and sick. Cameron’s rich, old-Etonian cabinet truly have neither any human compassion or shame.

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Ministers are considering making drastic cuts to the sickness benefit Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), internal documents reveal.

Internal documents seen by the BBC reveal how ministers have ‘considered’ making draconian cuts to ESA payments for those claimants in the Work Related Activity Group (WRAG).

It is believed that the move would reflect how sick and disabled people in the WRAG are required to take steps toward future employment, even though they are currently thought of as ‘unfit for work’.

Sick and disabled people in the WRAG of ESA currently receive £28,75 a week more than JSA claimants, but papers seen by the BBC suggest that ministers have at least considered cutting this to just 50p more. The higher amount recognises additional costs incurred by sick and disabled people on a daily basis.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said the proposals were not government policy…

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  1. Sickness Benefit Cuts ‘Considered’ ... Says:

    […] beastrabban:More cuts here intended to cause more misery and fear amongst the poor and sick. Cameron’s rich, old-Etonian cabinet truly have neither any human compassion or shame.  […]

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