“For Me, The ESA Cuts Mean The End Of Independence”

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One claimant tells the Independent what the ESA WRAG cut will mean to him.

I was born with congenital muscular dystrophy, a condition which has caused my muscles to weaken and waste. I use a powered wheelchair, and need help with everyday things that people take for granted. Financial support has been a lifeline for me. It’s allowed me to get a degree, to be a social and active person – and to look for work.

Watching cuts to the Employment Support Allowance stubbornly being pushed through this week against a wave of opposition spelled further doubt, anxiety, and, ultimately, financial loss for myself and many others. The cuts add to an already bleak picture of welfare reforms for disabled people like me, who can afford it the least.

The ESA cuts had previously been delayed by the Lords, but were finally pushed through by the Commons. Through people like…

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