Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Another nice one from the new government

The independent Living Fund is being phased out, according to the BBC.

Please also bear in mind that Legal Aid has been stopped for people appealing against welfare decisions. So justice is available once again only to those who can afford it. And if people could afford it, they wouldn't need to deal with the DWP in the first place, would they?

I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that in some regions there are so many Appeals that there is a backlog of 11 months, with many decisions being overturned once they have been properly considered.


HERE is the text of a leaflet protesting about cuts in Housing Benefit

"Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants who are in receipt of Housing Benefit will also be penalised – from April 2013 after they have been claiming JSA for a year they will have their Housing Benefit entitlement cut by 10 per cent – presumably meaning that they have to move house, become homeless or pay the extra with their £65 a week JSA."

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