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Labour is claiming that 46,000 sick and disabled claimants have so far been hit by the decision not to pay an additional amount to claimants in the work-related activity group of employment and support allowance (ESA).

The work-related activity component of ESA, paid at a rate of £29.05 a week, was ended for new claimants in April 2017.

According to Labour, there are now 46,000 ESA claimants whose ESA claim is under a year old and who will therefore not have been eligible for the work-related activity component.

Of these, 29,000 claimants have a mental health condition as their primary disabling condition.

Labour have called on the Conservatives to reverse the cut.

You can read more on the Labour party website.

Comments  

+1 #2 Chris29 2018-12-07 21:24
You realise labour introduced the WCA? I am surprised so many people love labour, as historically they have not been nice to the disabled, they are the party that planned for the WCA to remove a million people of sickness benefit.
Only 2 years ago a labour shadow minister says she doesnt like how the WCA is been attacked, saying they designed it to be firm but fair.
+5 #1 mrfibrospondodysthmatic 2018-12-04 15:41
Tories will not change their course of actions as in regards to benefit reform and their continuous infliction of austerity . Labour hopefully if voted in at the next GE, will stop this nonsense, and end all WCA's immediately.

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