hi all serious allegation but a true fact.
if you have never worked and become ill you are entitled to esa income based and therefore free prescriptions, dental and optical treatments, transport for hosp app ect. you are also entitled to cold weather payments, budgeting loans, christmas bonus ect.
if you become ill and have to leave work you have to fill out the same forms are assessed for income based but can only be paid on contribution based even if you are entitled to income based. this means that you are not entitled to any of the extra benefits even if you have no exxtra income. therefore you are discriminated against as you cannot get the extra help that you should be entitled to.
when i chalenged them about this i keep getting fobbed off with the excuse that employed people could have extra income. even when i pointed out that there was no extra income then they say take it up with your MP. as those are the rules.