• Share. Be Supported. Recover.

    We are a friendly, safe community supporting each other's mental health. We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Bad news for the wrag

I

insomnia56

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 3, 2011
Messages
50
Location
Lincolnshire via London and all points in between
I see that the Welfare Reform Act has been passed and those of us who have been on Contribution Related ESA for over a year will be cut off if we don't qualify for Income Related ESA.

Apparently DWP will be phoning everyone who has been on it over a year or is nearing it to see if they want to apply for IR ESA. That will be really helpful for the large number of us who don't answer the phone!!

I won't qualify because my husband works full time, but they don't tell you how you are suddenly supposed to manage with a drop in household income of around £400pm. I know that even with it we don't exactly live the high life. We don't smoke, we don't go out and we haven't been on holiday for many years. Our money just goes on bills. Makes you just want to give up and check out.

I'm sure many of you will be in the same/worse situation thanks to this act. :stomp: :help::cry:
 
W

wish

Well-known member
Founding Member
Joined
Feb 10, 2008
Messages
93
I hope they phone me before they stop my benefits, I am sick of this benefits system causes me so much anxiety and stress
I have been thinking a lot recently about just walking away from the house and everything, I can understand why some
people end up living on the streets
 
dib4uk

dib4uk

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 23, 2009
Messages
2,182
Location
south london,england
Yeah ive been on contribution based ESA for over 2 years now, i wouldve thought that my contribution wouldve run out by now...As im single, have no savings, i should get income related ESA.
 
shytom

shytom

Active member
Joined
Jun 27, 2011
Messages
42
Location
Brighton
It sucks the way the Welfare Reform Bill has been handled, even when the Lords disagreed with the Commons over certain aspects of it the Commons just uses it's force to push it through even though so many Charities had raised major concerns over it.

I kind of consider myself lucky that I didn't get moved into Contribution Based ESA WRAG from IB until last August and not sooner, buys me a little time but I won't get Income Based ESA even though my review is in July as girlfriend works full time as well as studying.

Losing £400pm will give me no option but to return to work against my GP's and Psychiatrist's advice, it's annoying cause I although I am not yet well enough to work I am well enough to NOT qualify for the support group.

Although I am annoyed about it, the people my heart goes out for are the ones that will lose it next month if it comes into force as expected on the 30 April as said by DWP here:
http://www.dwp.gov.uk/adviser/updates/proposed-changes-to-contribution/

If anyone wants to read the full bill by the way it can be found here (in PDF Format):
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2012/5/pdfs/ukpga_20120005_en.pdf
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
L PIP assessment lasted 30 minutes. Is this bad news? Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 9
PetitPois Trying to get better, while still being bad Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 7
B Universal Credit? A bad idea... Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 1
ScaredCat Volunteering can be bad for mental health without the right welfare support Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 6
R Going from bad to worse Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 14
W was this a bad decision? Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 3
L The temps are insulting and bad tempered and the area supervisor Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 2
W News re: PIP and ESA reviews Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 0
Z benefits news from the I paper today Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 0
N Surprise Happier News - not so d readed brown envelope anymore! Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 6
Not_Crazy_Yet Good news, i hope. Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 5
D I don't think it's good news on the PIP front Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 5
Nikita Important news mental health charity mind is applying to work as dwp work coaches! Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 2
E Some good news for a change Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 5
ScaredCat Benefit fraud in news Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 30
V good news Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 4
P is no news good news? Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 5
P positive news for you all claiming ESA..... Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 3
U sorry, NO Good news Here.. Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 26
N Good News on DLA Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 1
F had third medical.... no news yet. Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 4
miffyrabbit Link To BBC News Article: ATOS Messes Up. Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 4
S Breaking news: Man in coma refused ESA Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 4
P finally some good news! Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 4
Tawny ESA support group and wrag group info Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 0
J Mandatory ReConsideration for WRAG to Support Group Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 6
P HELP!! dont know if im in WRAG or support group. Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 2
P Scored 15 points and put in wrag Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 10
I Wrag to support group ESA Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 4
KatBuchanan In wrag, work coach wants a sick note? Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 1
F help with wrag group problem Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 2
L Changing to WRAG Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 1
H How will the welfare cuts affect you if you are in the Work-Related Activity Group (WRAG)? Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 66
fazza ESA WRAG Rate to be the same as jobseekers allowance Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 18
D Currently claiming ESA in WRAG, will I need a second assessment to claim PIP? Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 3
H ESA WRAG does it even exist? Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 2
B Permitted Work ESA and WRAG Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 2
M not received wrag appointments....is it my fault? Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 16
P ESA WRAG- is it expected that you look for work? Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 4
P P*ssed off! In WRAG Group what do they expect from me!? Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 8
P Wrag group been to work focus group - bit of a rant and question! Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 2
Lillyone Left in Wrag group going to appeal this time. Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 6
E Esa WRAG interview help my rights also reconsider info Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 11
charlie says Wrag group again. Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 6
P What is it like in WRAG Group? Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 2
Reach How do you move onto WRAG? Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 3
P Please read ... Going from long term IB > ESA WRAG group - have I done the right thing? Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 7
L WRAG Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 11
N IDS Wants To Scrap ESA WRAG Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 6
charlie says Eight months into my wrag Work, Money, Benefits, Housing and Education 14

Similar threads

Top