DLA and Attendance Allowance

Discussion in 'UK Tax Credits and Benefits' started by Just Me, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Just Me

    Just Me Guest

    Hello
    I am a carer for a disabled relative, and read with horror that the
    government are producing a green paper to abolish the two most important
    benefits that sick and disabled people are entitled to. Not very long ago my
    husband was able bodied and working, and I would not have bothered with a
    request like the one I am posting here so I would ask you to please keep in
    mind that fate can deal nasty blows completely out of the blue. Just to give
    you an idea of the difference the DLA my husband receives the loss of this
    benefit will mean a 36 percent loss of income overnight for us, and such a
    loss is too much for any one to have to accept irrespective of the amounts
    involved.
    I respectfully ask that anybody reading this and agrees with my comments
    sign the OFFICIAL Downing Street Petition advising the Prime Minister of the
    hardship this draconian measure will cause. I have put the link for the
    petition below, thank you for reading I am so angry and upset at what our
    future may hold, having paid into the system for so many years, we now at
    our time of need are to be left high and dry. PLEASE take a minute to sign
    the petition if you agree, and remember that illness can hit any one of us
    at any minute.
    Linda

    http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/AttendanceA/
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    bit it IS a shape.
     
    Just Me, Sep 11, 2009
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  2. Just Me

    Robbie Guest

    Just Me wrote:
    > Hello
    > I am a carer for a disabled relative, and read with horror that the
    > government are producing a green paper to abolish the two most important
    > benefits that sick and disabled people are entitled to. Not very long ago my
    > husband was able bodied and working, and I would not have bothered with a
    > request like the one I am posting here so I would ask you to please keep in
    > mind that fate can deal nasty blows completely out of the blue. Just to give
    > you an idea of the difference the DLA my husband receives the loss of this
    > benefit will mean a 36 percent loss of income overnight for us, and such a
    > loss is too much for any one to have to accept irrespective of the amounts
    > involved.
    > I respectfully ask that anybody reading this and agrees with my comments
    > sign the OFFICIAL Downing Street Petition advising the Prime Minister of the
    > hardship this draconian measure will cause. I have put the link for the
    > petition below, thank you for reading I am so angry and upset at what our
    > future may hold, having paid into the system for so many years, we now at
    > our time of need are to be left high and dry. PLEASE take a minute to sign
    > the petition if you agree, and remember that illness can hit any one of us
    > at any minute.
    > Linda
    >
    > http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/AttendanceA/


    The Government have stated that they have no plans to abolish DLA and
    the plans for Attendance Allowance are, at present, only proposals. Even
    then any plans may only relate to new claims. The Green Paper is a
    consultation document and any changes will require legislation and would
    possibly follow a White Paper for such a big change. The earliest any
    such changes would most likely occur from would be a few years away, at
    the very least.

    http://www.disabilitynow.org.uk/latest-news2/news-focus/concern-grows-over-dla-future
     
    Robbie, Sep 11, 2009
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