Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Oppose the ConDem cuts to DLA!

 Please join this newly created facebook group to show your opposition to the ConDem government's attacks on Disability Living Allowance

"We, the undersigned, oppose the coalition government's attack on Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

We object to the announcement that the entire DLA caseload will be reviewed via new medical tests in 2013, leading some members of the public to believe that stringent assessment measures are not already in place. How, exactly, will reviewing every existing claim help save taxpayers' money?

We object to the coalition making misleading, spiteful references to DLA, including wrongly describing it as an out-of-work benefit in the State of the Nation report, which complains about the "persistence" of disabled people who, um, are still disabled a few years later.

We object to the vicious, savage attacks being meted out on disabled people via the tabloid press, egged on by the new government.

And we object to George Osborne's objective of reducing the number of claimants by 20% despite the fact that the DLA fraud rate is 0.5% - lower than for any other benefit. You're the chancellor, George, you can count... can't you?"

3 comments:

Dave said...

Hi BG, Have joined the group and invited my friends. You on FB?
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=lf#!/dave.clemo

Also my tour updates here
http://daveclemo-touringwithnicki.blogspot.com/

Keep fighting BG!

Arienette said...

Joined, as has at least one person on my friends list.

I'm also going to try to figure out how much it would cost the government in tax-breaks and working-benefits if they took my DLA away and put me to work. I have a feeling it's actually much more than I'm currently receiving in DLA payments...

Fire Byrd said...

Done that!
It makes me cross the amount of money that will be wasted in investigating this crime of disabled people.
The people I see at work who get these allowances have already gone through enough hoops already, without having to prove it all again, with all the uncertainity and stress that brings. And frankly I don't know one disabled person who didn't wish they were 'normal'and could work.