Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:59 pm on 17th November 2016.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Westminster North 2:59 pm, 17th November 2016

This morning I received an email from a constituent who has lost his ESA and has been put on the assessment rate. He suffers from lymphedema, an extremely painful condition that makes him almost unable to walk. He asked what advice I could give him, because the rate that he is now on means that he has to choose on a weekly basis between turning on the heat and eating. What advice should I give him?