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Apologies if this has been answered somewhere else but I can't find it. I know the Chancellor keeps talking about £20 extra a week for those on Universal Credit and Tax Credits. However, he still has not mentioned those on Employment and Support Allowance who have not been moved to Universal Credit. Does anyone know why that is? Why those on this legacy benefit, most of whom have both phsyical and/or mental health issues are not getting this help? Surely those on this benefit are the most vulnerable and I do find it shocking that nobody has taken the government to task over this. My very healthy 24 year old nephew is getting £20 a week extra to help him as he is on UC, but my 59 year old disabled sister who is on ESA is not getting this extra help. How is that right or fair and why is nobody speaking up for them? Have people on this benefit simply been forgotten by the government?