NAT comments on how the Comprehensive Spending Review will affect people living with HIV
Deborah Jack, Chief Executive of NAT (National AIDS Trust), comments:
‘The Chancellor’s decision to put a one year time limit on the length of time people can claim Employment Support Allowance (ESA)* is likely to be detrimental to those living with a disability – including HIV.
‘What the Government has failed to take into account is – whilst they can put a one year time limit on ESA – there is not a one year time limit on a person’s disability, or on the stigma and discrimination unfortunately associated with it. And this is the reality of the situation people living with HIV face.’