A 'benefit' provided by jobcentre/dss/dwp in the UK (like JSA).
replaces incapacity benefit/income support for the sick & disabled.
some people on ESA, like JSA will be fakers and scroungers with 'bad backs', 'general pain' and 'incurable depression' because all these things are difficult to disprove.
most ESA money will go back into the british economy and money anyway as tax on fags and alcohol is high.. so benefit fraud problems are seriously over-rated
hopefully it wont fuel the drugs trade.
i went to my ESA medical today and had to pretend to be suffering from cancer
signing on is for mugs.. claim ESA and you dont have to go down to jobcentre, and you get more money. just make up some illness.
what about hypochondria-munchausens-malingeritis syndrome?