Category Archives: ESA

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


    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


    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


    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


    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?


    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


    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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