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Spending Review: benefits cut in welfare axe

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  • janninew
    janninew Posts: 3,781 Forumite
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    I thought this board was to answer specific questions on benefits, the board guides seem to move a lot of threads which turn into a discussion on benefits policy, yet an official MSE'er (for want of a better word!) starts a thread inviting people to discuss the changings and cuts! Confused.com!!! :rotfl:

    Shouldn't this thread be in DT?!
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  • janninew
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    managed to listen to most of the anticipated and dreaded spending review, as my phone rang I thought I heard him mention EMA, might have misheard maybe.. anyone have any idea if there are any planned changes to this please.

    Its being scrapped.
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  • justmel
    justmel Posts: 264 Forumite
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    managed to listen to most of the anticipated and dreaded spending review, as my phone rang I thought I heard him mention EMA, might have misheard maybe.. anyone have any idea if there are any planned changes to this please.

    Posted info then found out it was dated 2009,sorry!
  • fermi
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    managed to listen to most of the anticipated and dreaded spending review, as my phone rang I thought I heard him mention EMA, might have misheard maybe.. anyone have any idea if there are any planned changes to this please.

    http://cdn.hm-treasury.gov.uk/sr2010_completereport.pdf

    "reform the Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) grant and Child Benefit. The Spending Review removes Child Benefit from families with a higher rate taxpayer and replaces EMAs with locally managed discretionary funds to target support;"

    Or that was proposed at least?
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  • KxMx
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    healy wrote: »
    It is classed as contribution based.

    Thanks, worse news ever I cannot believe it, grossly unfair :(

    I have no other income no way should I be put onto contributions based. Anyway I can claim income based ESA as a new claim after the time limit expires? I simply do not know what is going to happen now.

    Everyone on Youth is going to be on the same position, it seems they don't put alot of people into the support group.
  • hippy-chicy
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    I Can't believe that the age of the single room restriction / shared LHA has been raised to 35. Unbelievable!

    I think that this will cause a lot of hardship for a lot more people ...not good.
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  • dmg24
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    KxMx wrote: »
    Thanks, worse news ever I cannot believe it, grossly unfair :(

    I have no other income no way should I be put onto contributions based. Anyway I can claim income based ESA as a new claim after the time limit expires? I simply do not know what is going to happen now.

    Everyone on Youth is going to be on the same position, it seems they don't put alot of people into the support group.

    Why is being on CB IB a bad thing? :confused:
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  • KxMx
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    dmg24 wrote: »
    Why is being on CB IB a bad thing? :confused:

    I meant contributions based ESA, which is what I will be moved to from getting IB (youth).
  • dmg24
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    KxMx wrote: »
    I meant contributions based ESA, which is what I will be moved to from getting IB (youth).

    Why is that a bad thing?
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  • healy
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    NASA wrote: »
    I was under the impression that ESA(C) would simply run out after the year and from thereon be credits only - no requirement to claim JSA.

    Yes that makes sense, maybe I should delete my post.
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