We’re supporting the petition to Amber Rudd to STOP the DWP telling GPs not to issue sick notes for patients who are wrongly found fit for work. Sign the petitionhere.
Sick and disabled people are being deprived of vital benefit while they appeal, leaving them destitute and risking their health and survival, because the DWP is telling the GPs not to issue the sick notes (“fit notes”) they need to get ESA payments on appeal. The petition is by anti-poverty charity Zacchaeus 2000 (Z2K) which upholds welfare rights and supports people’s benefit appeals.
ESA appeals have a very high success rate.
WinVisible and many other claimant groups fought against the Welfare Reform Act 2012 which brought in deliberate destitution for sick and disabled claimants at “mandatory reconsideration“:
- If you are wrongly found fit for work, you are not eligible for any ESA payment during the…
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