Employment Support Allowance: Benefits re-test for chronically ill to be axed

Employment Support Allowance: Benefits re-test for chronically ill to be axed
 

Sickness benefits claimants will no longer have to go through reassessments to keep their payments if they suffer from chronic illnesses, the work and pensions secretary is to announce.
The Employment Support Allowance (ESA) will continue automatically for those who have life-long, severe health conditions, Damian Green said.
He said it will help end the anxiety that claimants may have felt.
The reform will be unveiled at the Conservative Party conference.
The four-day gathering begins in Birmingham on Sunday.
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1 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 77
Source: BBC
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