Recently I have experienced an excruciating flare up of my disabling health conditions 1) hemiplegic migraine (I collapse unable to move or use my left upper or lower limb for roughly 24 hours 2) IBS syndrome especially the nausea& vomiting, pain /bloating /flatulence. I think increased stress has caused my deterioation as I have been worse since I read online that the conservative government are considering abolishing DWP benefit contributory based esa also contributory based jsa. This benefit contributory based esa (I am in the support group of esa benefit and not WRAG group) is a lifeline for me as I am not eligible for income related esa. My health
conditions which also include mental health conditions bipolar affective disorder and post traumatic stress disorder means it will be near impossible to find (in current employment shortage climate where employers are reluctant to give jobs to people with chronic enduring disability) and maintain an employed paid job. Apologies for ranting on. Nevertheless it is cruel for UK government to consider forcing individuals like myself to undergo further additional stress (naturally associated with deterioating health status) and seek virtually non existent jobs they are unlikely to be well enough to do. I fear that if the UK government are permitted to let this act of legalisation go through a significant number of ill disabled people will suffer. This change the UK government is proposing applies to individuals that have worked hard and paid their necessary national insurance contributions all their working lives. Suddenly these people will find their national insurance contributions will not allow them to access essential financial state help if they are ill - the benefit will not be there. My friends and I have started an online petition that gives more information about this subject. Please look at petition if you may be affected by the government's proposal to abolish contributory based esa and jsa. Apologies again for my rant. I worked as a medical doctor in NHS for over 28 years and during this time paid a significant amount of income tax and national insurance contributions to UK government. I feel that I am receiving substandard treatment for my health conditions from a failing NHS moreover my entitlement to the necessary financial benefits I need to keep a roof over my head are slowly being eroded away by this non
sympathetic UK government. Since permantly retiring from NHS work due to poor health I have campaigned for the rights of sick and disabled hence why I started this petition. Last week I spoke to my MP GEOFFREY ROBINSON about the unfairness of this proposed alteration in benefit regulations who agreed to accept petition and take it to house of Parliament if I can gain enough signatures.
https:// change.org/p/dwp-stop-the-s... and jsa