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Carers UK Forum • Petition about DLA - please sign
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Petition about DLA - please sign

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:58 am
by charles47
The government introduced the Right Payment Programme in May this year: no publicity at all that I've been able to find - only found out about it by accident. There is a petition on the Prime Minister's site - see the link below.

The Right Payment Programme replaces the Periodic Review (PR) Under PR, a large proportion of DLA recipients with chronic health/disability were exempt from PR, on the grounds that their situation was highly unlikely to improve. However, without any prior warning or consultation these exemptions have been withdrawn, and the only exempt groups under RPP are those with terminal illness, or those awarded DLA in the last 12 months.
The effect of the above is that many chronically sick/disabled people with chronic and incurable conditions will face having their award reviewed, and possibly reduced or removed altogether. This will obviously affect carers who could lose entitlement to Carers Allowance altogether, even though their caring situation is unchanged. This sounds very much like what happened in the late 1990s with the Benefits Integrity Project, the predecessor of Periodic Review, which was halted by the government in 1999 as a 'disaster'.

Well do I remember that project - I had to support my sister through it (no change fortunately) and about a dozen families, some of whom lost benefits on at best marginal evidence by doctors who were not interested in anything other than getting people off DLA. Don't let it happen again - please sign!

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/DLA-Review/

Done

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:34 am
by rosemary
Done

DONE

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:23 am
by LMCC
DONE

Have signed.

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:31 pm
by Pat1066
Have signed.

Done

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:51 am
by retsgom
Done

Signed!

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:29 pm
by Maryann
Signed!

Petition

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:05 pm
by Scally
signed

Petition signed.

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:45 pm
by Postmark
Petition signed.

Many thanks, everyone.

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:31 pm
by charles47
Many thanks, everyone.