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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?
moonsilk2 wrote: »
No I dont get pension credit, I was just inquiring.
DX2 wrote: »
The annual cost of extending winter fuel payments to people aged under 60 receiving disability living allowance under the special rules related to a terminal illness is estimated at approximately £6 million. :eek: :eek:http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/cm200607/cmhansrd/cm071011/text/71011w0014.htm
That's just for terminal illness, imagine what it would cost if every person on DLA got it!
krisskross wrote: »
Problem is a lot of people who are used to their income just appearing in the bank without any effort on their part forget that it all has to be paid for by someone.
seven-day-weekend wrote: »
I would like to point out that many people who live in warmer climes do NOT qualify for the Winter Fuel payment. You only get it if you qualified in the Uk before you went to live abroad (i.e. if you were over 60). You don't get it if you went abroad before you were 60.
And anyway Spain IS cold in the winter. We have had freezing winds and snow this last two weeks.
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.
(I do NOT get the Winter Fuel payment as I am still (just) under 60 and neither does my husband who is nearly 61 as he has not qualified for it in the UK).
Misty_Blue wrote: »
and pensioners have to use their pensions
Misty_Blue wrote: »
but they dont get DLA do they ?
and they only get winter fuel allowance during the winter, not all year round like DLA
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