I was listening to the news yesterday and heard they are going to do things with the incap benefit and get more people on to the job seekers allowance. What do people think to this?
I personally am rather worried as i know i cannot work most of the time because when i get ill i cannot even manage daily homemaker tasks.
Edit : Thought i should have put exact information. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8289798.stm)
Bold plans to get people back in to work including cutting some benefits. It would only be people who were found to be fit for work after medical tests who would be moved off incapacity benefit. My personal worry here is what is happening with the ESA, lots of people who need it are being turned down, also will they just decide everyone need to come off and then restart people on ESA?
Within three years of being elected, the Tories want all 2.6 million people on incapacity benefit to be assessed to see what work they could do and offered training or other help in getting work.They expect about 500,000 claimants to be found jobs or transferred to jobseeker's allowance, which pays Â£25 a week less. Mr Cameron said: ""If you can work, you should work... we will help you to work."" He said for those who ""genuinely can't work, who are disabled, we as a compassionate society should look after them, should help them, and should pay their benefits"". But he said others could work and would be given ""tailored help and support"" to get work. The Tories say the Â£600m cost of the policy would be covered by savings made from moving people from incapacity benefits to jobseeker's allowance.