I highlighted in another thread the most severe disabled people in the UK can cost the taxpayer between £3802 to £22602 per year excluding housing benefit and council tax support.
The question I would like to ask is should we be giving the severe disabled a middle class wage for working just 15 hours a week when a PHD graduate can't even get a decent paying job and ends up being paid far less than £22602 a year?
I've included a simple poll. Be sure to answer it.
Anyway for further information of the question I am pondering read below.
George Osborne stated that we will be spending around 46 billion on disability benefits annually. This is the highest group of spending in the welfare budget.
Pensions don't count as welfare.
It is 70% of the amount we spend on the MOD, 50% of what we spend on Education and 33% of what we spend on Healthcare.
To break down the figurers here is what a severe disabled person receives if they work 15 hours a week.
£73.10 ESA Main Rate
£36.20 ESA Support Group Component.
£15.75 Enhanced Disabiliity Premium (high rate care PIP/DLA)
£61.85 Severe Disability Premium(high rate care PIP/DLA)
£108 Permitted Work Wage (15 hours)
£82.30 High Rate Care PIP
£57.45 High Rate Mobility PIP
Total Per Week = £434.65
Total Per Year = £22601.80
This is a equivalent of a £29,000 yearly wage or £37.20 a hour.
I am disabled myself but I thought I would take off my own shoes and step into the shoes of the young who are earning far less than myself hence my wage is subsidized by a few things above.
The Disability Monetary Debt Timebomb
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