Category Archives: ESA

  1. Will new Government occupational health assessments result in benefit disqualification?

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    February 11, 2014 by sharonbrennan

    This week the Government announced the creation of a new Health and Work service. Once set-up, anyone off sick for …
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  2. New rule will leave ESA appellants without ANY income indefinitely

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    November 8, 2013 by sharonbrennan

    I’ve been away for a long time – basically being very ill. I’ll update you all on my personal travails …
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  3. ESA cancer concession signals popularity contest for disability benefits

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    September 18, 2012 by sharonbrennan

    The news that the Government is softening its harsh approach to cancer patients claiming sickness benefits is a welcome relief. …
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  4. Budget 2012: the disabled marginalised yet again

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    March 22, 2012 by sharonbrennan

    Yesterday’s budget contained a kick in the teeth for disabled people, quickly followed by a punch in the face. The …
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  5. What practical changes to Atos’s WCA would you recommend to the Government?

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    March 21, 2012 by sharonbrennan

    The ‘Responsible Reform’ Spartacus report revealed the power of social media in helping to raise awareness to the cuts faced …
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  6. The Government’s disability strategy out of touch with the reality of cuts

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    March 1, 2012 by sharonbrennan

    The Government is in the final week of its consultation asking disabled people to help develop its disability strategy. Maria …
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  7. DLA reform should be PAUSED until TWO key issues resolved

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    January 17, 2012 by sharonbrennan

    Following on from last week’s dramatic defeat in the House of Lords of three proposed welfare reform changes, the debate …
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