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The Welfare jamboree may be coming to a temporary halt so time to climb on the ride;

A new applicant is signing on to claim Disability Living Allowance every nine minutes – just a few weeks before it is blocked to first-time claimants. Some 164 more people are given the benefit each day, the latest figures show. There were 15,000 new claims over three months, compared with 11,000 during the same period last year. The rush to secure the state payout is thought to be because its replacement will have tougher eligibility tests.

Of course there is a stampede to try and swindle the taxpayer.  The Left deny that there is anything but the tiniest of minorities of those out to cheat the honest taxpayer. Rubbish. We have a generation of parasites who think that there is honour in ripping off those who work in order to ensure that they don’t!

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6 thoughts on “9 MINUTES

  1. I have no problem with Disability Living Allowance for those who genuinely need extra financial assistance to help them live regular lives and whose disability needs them to pay for extra services to enable them to carry out tasks able bodied people can do, but I know of several people in receipt of this benefit who just don’t fir that bill. By any standards their ‘disability’ is minor and does not necessitate financial disadvantage. Some of them are working full with good salaries time and regard the money as just extra ‘free’ cash which they certainly don’t need but have been granted. I know it’s difficult for the government to be seen cutting something to do with disability but this is a benefit that should serioulsy be reviewed in full.

  2. Colm

    I think for such people instead of disability living allowance, there should be tax relief on things they may need because of their disability.

  3. I also fear for people who need DLA and who are in risk of losing it because of numpties making the assessment.

  4. Aileen

    Yes I agree or maybe a scheme that pays directly for services such as taxis or care assistance for those with real disabilities, but I also think a lot of it depends on the assesor. One example, I know someone who gets the full £600 a month allowance despite working full time in a cleaning job purely because he has a supposedly ‘weak arm’ and that’s it, but he is perfectly mobile and has no need of this extra cash and in fact he was prompted into applying for it and did so on the off chance and got it. I can’t fathom how he qualified for the highest rate which is meant to be for severely disabled people.

  5. Colm

    BYW when I said “such people” I meant those with a living wage.

    As I understand it DLA is about life being more expensive if you have a disability as opposed to it being harder to earn a living. I think it is but tax relief would I think be a better solution.

  6. If the gov paid directly for a service the price would rocket, business can’t fleece a disabled person, so they get given the money to pay for the taxis.

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