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mellc wrote: »
Sorry thats what i meant, so why isn't WFP means tested? in fact the CWP which is means tested would involve 10 weeks of zero conditions before we would get the same amount, or in the case of a couple 16 weeks, and while i'm asking questions why does a couple get more than a single person, do they not both feel the same heat?
johnwayne wrote: »
Thought some of you on here would be intersested in signing this petition asking the government to pay the winter fuel payment to disabled people as well. Most disabled people find that cold makes their conditions worsen.
I know there have been other petitions in the past but it doesnt hurt to keep the pressure up on them does it!http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/winterfuelforall/
Just to clarify that the petition asks that winter fuel payment is payable to all those who suffer from a chronic illness.
I am not the proposer of this petition I just came across it on the Fibromyalgia forum & thought it would be of interest to some.
sheeps68 wrote: »
I think that clearly shows what DLA is for. If not working Income support etc has to stretch to cover every other need eg accomodation food, fuel heat clothing. A person working has to make their salary stretch.
sh1305 wrote: »
Except someone who is working gets a lot more than what us disabled folk who can't work get.
fedupconsumer wrote: »
" As regards disabled getting the allowance, I can only agree with what others have said, that DLA and other Benenfits are there to cover that."
How many more times do people need to tell others DLA is not meant to cover heating or bills its for care (buying specialist equipment or employing someone to care for you.) and mobility for getting out and about. After that the cupboard is empty if you take the average disabled benefit minus bills, household insurance and food there is nothing left so how the heck can you say it covers extra heating is farcical and ignorant.
How many pensioners do use the money for christmas presents not heating, I have known a few. Money should be paid also directly to the utilities companies. Anyone thought of that as well something is wrong here and saying that disabled people who are very very ill indeed have the money to cover it is just madness, again hit people who are at most risk.
"Perhaps DLA should be means tested also?"
DLA is tested on clinical need of the patient or claimant it has always and will always remain that way.
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