Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Punitive cuts to disability payments

From The Guardian:
The article on the lady living with multiple sclerosis fearful of losing the welfare support needed to retain her independent living (Disability grant cut: a life and death issue, 14 February) will strike a chord with anyone whose work brings them into contact with the benefit system. Disability living allowance (DLA) and attendance allowance (for older people) were designed to be enabling benefits, not a measure of how sick or infirm you were.

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