This story from the County Times (Powys, Mid-Wales) highlights what we’ve been saying about the Dead Parrot of ESA.
We have said with the Dead Parrot campaign that people whose productivity is reduced because of their condition should have support: the entry for the support group is set far too high, so that people like Julie are left, as she says, feeling like ‘giving up and throwing in the towel’.
Julie was diagnosed with narcolepsy and cataplexy, two serious conditions which cause her to fall asleep, stumble, slur her speech and have adverse effects from lighting and computers.
Her benefits were reduced with the change to PIP. She has appealed the changes but highlights that “The government now considers conditions like this should be supported by the employer, but this hasn’t happened”.
The full story from the County Times is here: http://www.countytimes.co.uk/news/165684/pontrobert-woman-being-punished-for-not-being-able-to-work.aspx