Time limits on ESA and what they mean in practice « This is my truth: "Sometimes the devil is in the detail.
One of the initial reactions to yesterday’s comprehensive spending review concerned the change to make employment and support allowance (ESA) time limited for one year. Tom Clark in the guardian explained the implications of this;
“Singles will be able to fall back on a means-tested safety net, but everyone else will be forced to rely on the generosity of their partner. Expect wheelchairs in Downing Street as the coalition does away with the long-established principle that people who have contributed their own national insurance in the past, and then become sick and disabled, should expect a modest stipend from the state in recognition of this”"