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Citizens Advice

Nov 28, 2014 — Today the government published its response to the Work and Pensions Select Committee’s recommendations for ESA. The committee adopted one of our Fit for Work campaign asks in calling for people to be paid while they wait for a second opinion on their ‘fit for work’ assessment. You added 15,350 voices to this by signing our petition.

We’re really disappointed that the government has failed to take this opportunity to address this situation. They will continue not to pay people during ‘mandatory reconsideration’.

The government’s failure to help sick and disabled people get the support they need is unacceptable. The next government needs to make urgent changes to fit for work tests and ensure no one claiming ESA is left without financial support whilst challenging an assessment decision.

Please tell your MP that you want them to commit to ending this unfair policy in their party’s manifesto for 2015:
1. Find out what your MP’s contact details are:
2. Send them an email by copy and pasting our Google Doc template email:

You could also tweet them. It’s really important that the next government commits to addressing this.

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