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Stop the Abolition of DLA

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The government are proposing to get rid of DLA in favour of PIP. full consultation here

Riven started a fantastic thread in Chat with the very pertinent point that this applies to everyone, that every one of us could be just one step from disability themselves.

There is NOTHING in the media about this. These proposals could mean poverty for the disabled and their families in this country. It could leave some in residential care completely isolated from their families and support networks through the removal of the mobility component.

My family has already been hit three times through the NHS, education and aiming high, via the cuts, if they now remove the money from our pockets we are going to be in a heat or eat situation.

Please MNHQ do something, as many are oblivious to these proposals and what they will mean, including those who themselves already claim DLA.

sleepysox Sun 16-Jan-11 16:34:00

I'll back you! I've posted a message to you on my thread.

Maelstrom Sun 16-Jan-11 16:35:47

Marking my place

bigcar Sun 16-Jan-11 16:37:36

missed the other thread but I'm in smile

sarah293 Sun 16-Jan-11 16:38:58

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ThatVikRinA22 Sun 16-Jan-11 16:40:47

fucking hell - they want rid of DLA now? ill back you aswell. marking this thread for later when i can get back to see what i need to do

sarah293 Sun 16-Jan-11 16:43:00

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sarah293 Sun 16-Jan-11 16:43:47

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noddyholder Sun 16-Jan-11 16:44:02

This govt seem prepared to stop at nothing If they keep going like this the student riots and flying fire extinguishers will be the least of their worries.I really feel people are going to take to the streets

ilovesprouts Sun 16-Jan-11 16:45:37

im in ive post on the other thread too !!

Sorry I didn't realise you weren't supposed to post here unless it was an agreed campaign blush, but please don't delete MNHQ.

We need a voice and the media are not giving us that.

cornslik Sun 16-Jan-11 19:15:44

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11 posts in six hours sad

ANTagony Sun 16-Jan-11 19:19:51

I'm in. I wish they'd stop confusing DLA and incapacity benefit. Because we all know that you just phone up and they dole out DLA its that easy! (excluding the pile of reports too thick to fit in the post box, 5 additional independent reports they requested from various specialists and rather complex form)

jooseyfruit Sun 16-Jan-11 19:23:24

what can we do? does anyone know of any protests being organised? this makes me so so angry.

GooseFatRoasties Sun 16-Jan-11 19:25:05

I support this too.

count me in

Oh LOrd! jUst read the bit about them taking in to account aids and adaptations. angry

sarah293 Sun 16-Jan-11 19:48:26

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bullet234 Sun 16-Jan-11 20:06:57

Count me in as well.

cleanandclothed Sun 16-Jan-11 20:09:04

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daisy5678 Sun 16-Jan-11 20:10:36

I'm (obviously) backing this.

The consultation gives a few reasons for getting rid of adult DLA and for considering changing children's:

1) we will change it to PIP instead of DLA because some people believe you can't work on DLA (wonder why that is - maybe because politicians keep linking DLA with worklessness), which kinda implies they want more people to realise that they can claim it (ha) which contradicts...

2) we want to save 20%

3) we think the current system's crap.

I agree with number 3, but surely the way to solve that isn't to chuck it all away and spend huge sums of money that we apparently don't have on re-branding and assessing it.

I think number 1 is cynical and number 2 frankly disgusting when the pensioners are still awash with heating payments that many of them don't need, especially if they're in Spain or loaded. So it's OK for pensioners to carry on as they were but not disabled people? Makes me angry.

The idea that you judge a civilised society on how it looks after its most vulnerable is, I hope, giving the Coalition sleepless nights over shite like this. However, the scariest thing is that I suspect most of them won't give it a second thought.

daisy5678 Sun 16-Jan-11 20:13:21
MissQue Sun 16-Jan-11 20:16:26

Don't forget the removal of mobility allowance for people in residential care. Because if you're in a care home you don't need independence, you don't need to get out and about, to work or socialise or deal with your own everyday business or get to hospital and doctor's appointments, or....

madhairday Sun 16-Jan-11 20:27:42

Adding my total support here.
Just to add that the new system will be even more against those with fluctuating and invisible conditions. Again the most vulnerable being penalised.

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