National Autistic Society’s Response To Lords’ Rejection Of ESA Means-Testing

By: Information Daily Staff Writer
Published: Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 14:04 GMT Jump to Comments

The National Autistic Society (NAS) today welcomes the Lords’ rejection of Government plans to means-test employment and support allowance (ESA) for disabled young people.

Mark Lever, Chief Executive of the NAS, said: “We are concerned that the plan to means-test young people with autism and other disabilities for ESA as part of the Government’s cuts programme could result in thousands of vulnerable young people having no income of their own.

“With 30% of people with disabilities already living below the poverty line, we urge the Government to take heed of the Lords’ decision and to ensure that no adults with autism and other disabilities are effectively written off”.

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