Can You Touch Your Toes? RADIO 4 Discussion On ESA

This programme takes us inside the controversial new series of tests and forms being used to decide who is eligible for the ‘employment support allowance’ - the replacement for the old incapacity benefit - and who needs extra support in getting back into the jobs market. Disability campaigners claim the new system is too crude to measure fairly claimants’ fitness to work, but how exactly does it work?

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Thanks for this!

Pat x

Can’t even see mine!

Yes - if I’m sitting down in my wheelchair.

Knowing this gov that would be classed as a possitive, get me out on that chain gang.


I can touch mine but I have to be sitting If I tried it standing up I’d go head first onto the ground