The coalition "are considering" assessing children in their DLA shake up.
In the DLA reform white paper they are "considering" reassessing disabled children, as well as adults. Not only do they want to cut the benefits bill by chucking of disabled adults they want to do the same to children. They have also sneeked in an item on carers allowance "they are looking at it" ie going to means test or abolish. In this proposal you also have the right to "ask" for an appeal. Not saying you will get an appeal, but you have the right to ask for one. Picking on the disabled and vulnerable is discusting.
DLA is by the DWP's own admission at least 20% under claimed and maybe as much as 40%. It is subject to a misinformation campaign by the Condems and their allies in the gutter press. Its abolition and replacement is nothing but a cost cutting exercise by the Condems and will cause huge suffering to disabled people and their carers. The abolition for DLA for those in care homes is positively cruel and should be opposed by everyone with a social conscience.
We’re looking into a technical problem with the suggest a campaigns system.
Last night we merged this with another DLA campaign after being asked to by the people who had originally created the suggestions. This follows on from previous problems we had with merging campaigns.
Unfortunately last night there was a problem with the system and when we merged the campaigns thousands of votes were removed from the total.
I’m really sorry this happened. We’re looking into this and trying to sort it out.
DLA gives people real independence. The money it gives them is theirs to spend. Under the proposed new "benefit" people will return to being cap in hand: you will spend it the way a social work manager (probably employed by a private company with his/her annual bonus to think about) or ATOS bully things you should spend it. Get ready to hold a cap in your hand or better follow the example of the Egyptians!
Daniela Martins commented
I voted 3 times. I don't know how to use up the following votes. Is this a daily vote thing?
Alison Cross commented
Professionally (as a former OT) I know the difference DLA can make to someone's life and now, sadly, I have personal experience.
ali n commented
Its a necessity to afford essentials like transport
King Frog commented
DONT FORGET TO VOTE AS WELL AS LEAVING A COMMENT!!! Up to 3 votes can be given and will show on your comments.(Top left hand corner)
This government believes it can cure us overnight ...it`s a miricle (NOT)
King Frog commented
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland signed the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Convention signature 30-3-2007
Protocol signature 26-2-2009
Convention ratification 8-6-2009
Protocol ratification 7-8-2009
Perhaps they only think this applies to other countries! (Dek)
Check out http://www.un.org/disabilities/convention/news.shtml
Daniela Martins commented
This worry is not helping any of us :(
joan mcparland commented
I will have great pleasure in cancelling my DLA and getting a job and a life again if I EVER get effective treatment or even someday a cure for M.E.
it was so hard to get !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Frances Ward commented
The welfare state should not just be about making sure people survive, but that they have a reasonable quality of life and retain their dignity; DLA allows for this.
i dont know how i would survive without dla
Peter Lockhart commented
I'll be housebound without it
Disability Living Allowance helps pays for the most basic essentials required to meet the needs of the disabled which are not required by the able.
Being disabled is expensive. You can't shop around, you need mobility aids, there are treatments you have to pay for, help you have to pay for, that's why disabled people need more money to live like a human being. That's what DLA allows for, and that's all DLA allows for, enough to live like a human being.
The mark of a civilised society is the care it shows towards the weakest members!
Sarah Lawry commented
I regualrly get turned down for DLA and have to fight for reinstatement. I have never had the level of benefits that I am entitled to. This is common for folk with the neurological illness ME. It is inhumane to ask ill folk to fight for what is their entitlement and costly to go to appeal, review etc sometimes with the help of Legal Aid.
Denise Bessant commented
This benefit must not be stopped. It is a life line to many people who are disabled, it helps to pay for things that makes life a bit more bearable for those of us who are disabled
Anthony Leach commented
My wife has DLA which she had to fight for now she worries daily about the call to be reassessed when she was told that she would not have to go through this again. She has this benifit because she needs it and deserves it she is not a criminal.