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UK: “The welfare reform bill …will punish disabled people.”

Posted 10/3-11 at 17.26

In an open letter to the Coalition Government, MPs, professors and disability activists claim that disabled people will be unfairly treated with respect to benefits unless the "anti-disability" provisions are removed from the Welfare Reform Bill.

In an open letter to the Coalition Government, MPs, professors and disability activists claim that disabled people will be unfairly treated with respect to benefits unless the "anti-disability" provisions are removed from the Welfare Reform Bill.

These provisions include the 365-day limit (under certain conditions) to Employment Support Allowance, as well as the replacement of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and the use of a discredited eligibility test for DLA.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/mar/08/welfare-reform-bill-punish-disabled-poor

 

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