Society Guardian: Sick of the system by Melissa Viney

Update:

Tough new benefit regulations

Melissa Viney, journalist who had to give up her job and go on incapacity benefit due to her M.E., is interviewed in the studio.

BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast, 7.07am 27/10/08

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The consultation phase for the welfare reform green paper, No one Written Off, closes today, 22 October.  Melissa Viney who was forced to give up her job in publishing after developing ME writes in today’s Society Guardian about the difficulties she faced returning to part-time work.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/oct/22/welfare-to-work-benefits

Sick of the system

After becoming ill, Melissa Viney had to give up her job and go on to incapacity support. Then she tried working again. But it’s not easy, she found, to escape the benefits trap

Melissa Viney
The Guardian, Wednesday October 22 2008

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Related articles published today:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/oct/22/benefits-changes

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/oct/22/socialenterprises-socialexclusion

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/joepublic/2008/oct/22/disabled-people-benefits-work

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