Independent: Majority of disability benefit claimants being left with not enough to live on, campaigners warn

18 January 2018
Source: The Indepenent

Employment and Support Allowance survey suggesting 60 percent of recipients struggling even before cuts branded ‘damning indictment of Government’ by Labour.

Some 60 percent of people claiming the main long-term sickness benefit believe the amount of money they get is not enough to live on, according to a major new survey.

Labour called the findings from Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claimants “a damning indictment of the Government’s treatment of sick and disabled people”.

Campaigners warned that claimants were struggling to stay healthy, pay bills or afford to eat even before further cuts to ESA came into effect last year.

The Department for Work and Pensions said it did not recognise the findings and its own research showed 83% of people were satisfied with the benefit.

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