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McVey planning to means-test employment support for disabled people 22 May 2018 09:31 #7781

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McVey planning to means-test employment support for disabled people
Tory "axewoman" Esther McVey looking to "finish the job" on disabled workers, say SNP.


Posted by Welfare Weekly - 21st May 2018

The minister responsible for closing Remploy factories and then privatising the service is overseeing a new threat to disabled workers – with a scheme supporting more than 600 disabled people in Scotland set to close.

Esther McVey – who oversaw the closure of Remploy factories while disability minister then sold it off when Employment Minister – is now DWP Secretary of State and planning to means test employment support currently offered under the protected places scheme, which offers subsidies to employers who take on disabled staff.

According to documents seen by the Times newspaper, “ministers are working on a new scheme whereby disabled people would be means tested and interviewed to determine whether they deserve financial help”.

Those who qualify “would get help with travel and other expenses such as special computer keyboards”, the Times reports.

One source told the Times that “660 jobs are in jeopardy”, if McVey pushes ahead with the plans.

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McVey planning to means-test employment support for disabled people 22 May 2018 09:39 #7784

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which offers subsidies to employers who take on disabled staff.

So another nail in the coffin of people who already struggle to be self supporting and part of society. Yet here I am with chronic pain problems and I can`t even hope to get a concessionary bus pass because claiming PIP means you have to go though yet more government hoops and then get a 0 zero score. That`s why I never bothered even trying to claim PIP. It`s difficult enough to cling on to my ESA claim by my bleeding fingertips as it is. The whole system is deranged and derailed. Much like their train operators.
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McVey planning to means-test employment support for disabled people 23 May 2018 20:17 #7871

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Another attack on the disabled by the devil incarnate:

Well done the SNP for putting up some sort of resistance.

Write to or email your MP. Demand to know why the House of Commons is silent on this, again.
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McVey planning to means-test employment support for disabled people 24 May 2018 08:45 #7881

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McVey should maybe go around the green seats and mean test the whole lot of them for performance related pay and see how that works out for her. :cheer:
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