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Claimants have just 100 days to prevent their DLA and AA being abolished.

 

A government green paper has revealed proposals to stop paying ‘disability benefits, for example, attendance allowance’’ and hand the cash over to social services instead.

 

Under the plan, current claimants would have their disability benefits converted to a ‘personal budget’ administered by local authorities and used to pay for services – not to spend as they wish.

 

Once the green paper consultation period ends in 100 days time, if an almighty row has not been raised, it is likely that both major political parties will see the lack of outrage as a green light to end both DLA and AA.

 

We’re looking for a minimum of 1,000 claimants, carers and support workers to join our campaign to save these benefits from being abolished.

 

Find out how you can take part from this link:

www.disney.go.com/mickey//disability-living-allowance-(dla)/dla-aa-cuts

 

We know that many people will take false comfort from the fact that, unlike AA, DLA is not specifically named as being for the axe. But if the government was planning only to abolish AA it is extremely unlikely that they would refer constantly throughout the green paper to ‘disability benefits’, a term which includes not just AA but also DLA.

 

Others will dismiss this as just another idle discussion document and our concerns as scare mongering.

 

But it’s much more than that.

 

36 meetings have already been organised around the country for people working in government and the caring professions to meet to be told about the setting up of a new National Care Service which would oversee the system. In addition, a stakeholders panel of more than 50 voluntary sector organisations, trades unions and academics has been established to offer advice to the government.

 

Some organisations and individuals, such as RNIB and welfare rights worker Neil Bateman writing for Community Care magazine, have already voiced their alarm.

 

But not every disability organisation is opposed to the proposals and some even agree with them.

 

In a press release, Disability Alliance has welcomed the publication of the green paper and said that it ‘looks forward to working alongside Government and all the other stakeholders in bringing these plans into fruition.’ They have even said that they agree that there is a case for ‘integrating disability benefits such as attendance allowance’ into the new system.

One thing everyone does seem to agree on is that huge cuts in public spending will have to take place in the next few years as a result of the credit crunch and global recession.

 

Political parties are desperately looking for the softest targets to be the victims of these cuts. Dismissing the green paper’s proposals as hot air and not worth worrying about could be the costliest mistake you ever make.

 

Find out more about the proposed abolition of DLA and AA and how you can join our campaign to fight back:

www.disney.go.com/mickey//disability-living-allowance-(dla)/dla-aa-cuts


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Oh dear...someone has been on the happy sauce!!

 

http://www.parliament.uk/commons/lib/research/briefings/snsp-05136.pdf

 

http://www.nhsconfed.org/Publications/Documents/Shaping_the_future_of_care_together_final_for_web.pdf

 

Here, you can download and READ the green paper!! Shaping the future of care together : Department of Health - Publications

 

I wish people would post links to the actual proposals when posting threads like these!


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Oh dear...someone has been on the happy sauce!!

 

http://www.parliament.uk/commons/lib/research/briefings/snsp-05136.pdf

 

http://www.nhsconfed.org/Publications/Documents/Shaping_the_future_of_care_together_final_for_web.pdf

 

Here, you can download and READ the green paper!! Shaping the future of care together : Department of Health - Publications

 

I wish people would post links to the actual proposals when posting threads like these!

 

Don't get arsey with me - the green paper is on the page linked to in my post. Grow up and get a life.


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Yes, which is at the bottom of the post after a whole load of "opinion". When proposals are released it is far more "grown up" to post the proposals themselves before posting a link with already formed opinions on it.

 

I think you will find my life consists largely of sitting on here night after night assisting people with their benefit issues.

 

If you bother to read my other threads, you will see that I have actually pointed out your sticky to people!!


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My advice is based on my opinion, my experience and my education. I do not profess to be an expert in any given field. If requested, I will provide a link where possible to relevant legislation or guidance, so that advice provided can be confirmed and I do encourage others to follow those links for their own peace of mind. Sometimes my advice is not what people necesserily want to hear, but I will advise on facts as I know them - although it may not be what a person wants to hear it helps to know where you stand. Advice on the internet should never be a substitute for advice from your own legal professional with full knowledge of your individual case.

 

 

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