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‘Callous Tory government targeting the most vulnerable in society’ 21 Apr 2017 14:49 #1877

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‘Callous Tory government targeting the most vulnerable in society’
www.welfareweekly.com/callous-tory-government-targeting-the-most-vulnerable-in-society/
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‘Callous Tory government targeting the most vulnerable in society’ 21 Apr 2017 15:33 #1880

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We have got to get this message across to the British Sheep, with the up and coming Snap Election,
Just how much a Tory Government Destroys Lives. :angry:
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‘Callous Tory government targeting the most vulnerable in society’ 21 Apr 2017 15:36 #1881

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I`m damn sure if I was a new ESA WRAG claimant, I wouldn`t be choosing to stay on JSA for the same weekly amount when I knew I was justified in being awarded ESA for a health related reason. It makes no sense to stay on JSA with the job search conditionality attached (or the equivalent UC Limited Capability for Work) if you are on ESA and are not required to do any job search unless you choose to. And if you do, I would do it privately and not through Universal Jobmatch.

I was hoping that the £29 a week cut to the same amount as JSA might mean that anyone in the ESA WRAG (like myself) would be left alone since they will not be paying us that extra `incentive` to be on ESA in the first place, but I doubt that will happen. It doesn`t matter that you are ill, they still want blood and everyone off benefits. No matter what.

Anyone who claims ESA honestly, doesn`t do it for the money, we do it because we can`t face the job search and hold down a job due to ongoing health concerns. They choose to pay disabled claimants extra money, we didn`t ask for it. Being in one of the ESA groups means we have genuine problems and require medical interventions and genuine help. Not the `help` the Job centres pretend that they give. There is no help, just harassment.
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‘Callous Tory government targeting the most vulnerable in society’ 21 Apr 2017 16:10 #1882

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“It’s been constant pressure: pressure to take whatever hours I could, stress wondering if I could afford the bills,” she says. “No adjustments were made [for me] despite quoting the Disability [Discrimination] Act till I’m pink in the face.

“The ethos is, ‘humans are cheap. If they’re different, use them till they break, then replace,’” she adds. “It turns you into a complete wreck.”


I think the article below is a good indicator of what will be the fate of many disabled people in this country:

www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jun/23/disabled-workers-forced-take-unfit-jobs

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‘Callous Tory government targeting the most vulnerable in society’ 21 Apr 2017 17:16 #1890

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I think I will need to put mine down in writing so they can compute it into their leaking brains

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I`ve been told to do this when writing my CV. NOT to say I HAVE health issues, but to say I have `MANAGED` health conditions. Why should we hide what is fact? That`s LYING and could potentially backfire on US, not the bloody job centre. :angry:
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‘Callous Tory government targeting the most vulnerable in society’ 21 Apr 2017 19:00 #1904

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Well, I certainly won't be saying my health conditions are 'MANAGED' because they aren't and like you say it could backfire on you if anything happened at work; insurance companies could easily reject an employer's claim if the employee had not been completely truthful about their condition. Also, I think you'd be expected to give an honest appraisal of your health issues with any employer if you wanted the protection of the Equality Act 2010. Mind you, it didn't seem to be of much use to the woman in that article I mentioned. I guess it what happens when a subjective word like 'reasonable' is used.
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I don`t feel comfortable being in the position where one person tells me I should hide these details on my CV when they know I would be lying. I don`t know what the lawful term for that would be, is it slander? It may not be what they want to see, but being open and honest is something I am and I would always be honest with any employer, especially with the work gap history I have. I would have to come clean about why that gap was there and what happened during this time. The fact is, I`m on ESA for a genuine reason and as far as I`m concerned, my evidence has been scrutinised by a lawyer and a doctor at a tribunal, so unless my health suddenly leaps forwards by magic, I don`t see things improving anytime soon.
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