Wednesday 26 May 2010

Whose Benefit?

Follow this link for disturbing news about implementation of the Employment Support Allowance - the new benefit for people with disabilities. The Scottish Citizens Advice Bureau reports very serious problems with assessments, something which Hafal too has direct experience of. This is before further change heralded by Iain Duncan Smith (see my blog here). Hafal's advice to anybody with a serious mental illness who wants to claim ESA, is being assessed for the benefit, or is appealing a decision on ESA is:


Best approach is to get help both from a benefits specialist like CAB and from an agency like Hafal which understands your illness - and you will need to involve your doctor.

Don't leave it to chance.