Wednesday, 13 October 2010

People living with a disability could be faced with a substantial welfare cut over the next five years, according to a leading think tank.

From the MS Society:

Demos suggests that 3.6m disabled people and their carers will lose over £9 billion by 2015 under the coalition government’s plans to reduce public spending.

As part of the government’s plans, people on Employment Support Allowance (ESA) will be reassessed for their ‘readiness to work’. Those deemed fit enough to work will be moved on to Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) instead.  For more click here.