Disability Benefit Claimants Not Being Paid Enough To Live On, Campaigners Warn

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By The Press Association, published by MailOnline.


Some 60% 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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