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Thursday, 16 July 2015

KUWG ESA casework workshop, Tues 21 July, 11am to 1pm, Cara's Cosmic Café, 237 Kilburn High Road, NW6

Workshop flyer for Tuesday 21 July, 11am-to-1pm @ Cara's Cosmic Cafe, 237 Kilburn High Rd,. NW6-
Get to Grips with ESA

Get to Grips with Employment & Support Allowance (ESA)!

A workshop for people new to casework or peer support

Hear how to make the strongest claim to get what you are fully entitled to, including the Support Group.

Speakers from WinVisible (women with visible and invisible disabilities) followed by discussion.

Tuesday 21 July, 11am to 1pm

Cara's Cosmic Café, 237 Kilburn High Road, London NW6

The venue is accessible for wheelchair users

Lunch will be provided, donations are welcome

1 comment:

    Originally the difference between being in the 'work related activity group' (WRAG) of Emmployment & Support Allowance claimants and being in the Support Group of ESA claimants amounted to just about £5 per week, which was much less than the difference between Income-Related Jobseekers Allowance and ESA WRAG income entitlement. Then, from December 2012 the Con-Dems increased the level of sanctions against ESA WRAG claimants as a means of 'cutting the benefits bill', and now Osborne reckons that pegging ESA WRAG incomes to JSA levels will help make the claimant job-hungry enough to get a job.

    Against that backdrop, getting ESA claimants into the Support Group through optimum casework effectiveness will retard the rate of ESA claimants being evicted for rent arrears, and thus I commend the ESA casework training session Winvisible will be running for KUWG next Tuesday. Winvisible's help helped me get ESA in 2013 without my having to so much as fill in the claim form or attend 'testing centre'. I had made three successful applications since an ESA tribunal had put me into the Support Group in December 2009, while my advocate from Disability in Camden (DISC) had advised me that he would not be able to support me at tribunal in the event of a retesting putting me into the WRAG.

    The training is free, but with the expectation that participants will want to do ESA casework.