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Winter fuel payment petition

edited 13 January 2010 at 11:51AM in Disability Money Matters
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  • pipkin71pipkin71 Forumite
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    Yeah but they are all means tested!!

    Normal people don't get them. Meaning that you are all probably in council accomodation, those of which get it all, if you OWN your own home you get nothing.

    Normal people? :confused:

    I received the £25 CWP and have always considered myself 'normal'!

    Suprisingly, those who own their own home, but meet the qualifying criteria, would also receive the CWP. Are they 'normal' by default?
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  • pipkin71pipkin71 Forumite
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    I think a lot of the aggression here probably stems from a defensiveness people are feeling because they thought of this sub-forum as being a 'disability friendly' place and were upset by the amount of non-disabled people posting what could be viewed as inflammatory posts.

    Perhaps discussions about whether people should consider themselves disabled or receive benefits etc. belong in discussion time? And this sub-forum should be reserved for disablility related matters?

    Good points qwertyuiop.

    I suppose, like other threads - benefts, debt, families, they aren't exclusively for those groups, and someone will have their own thoughts on a subject, even if they don't have meet the criteria for that board, if you like.

    I don't think we should monitor who is allowed where. As adults though, people should be monitoring what they post, themselves. There has been no need for many of the posts in this particular thread.
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  • edited 20 January 2010 at 10:39AM
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    edited 20 January 2010 at 10:39AM
    We're going to leave this thread closed as it has run its course and become too large a drain on our resources. Sadly what could have been a helpful thread has ended up as an argument.

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