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TOPIC: Does new government mean changes to DLA

Does new government mean changes to DLA 9 years 7 months ago #19709

Hi,
Will the new Government changes, affect everyone claiming DLA? Will we have our awards taken away and have to make fresh claims or will the changes only affect new claims? I am very worried as there is no way I can ever go back to work.I have Angina, Severe Asthma, possible MS and Depression.I will not be able to cope without my DLA just like everyone else here.
Thanks Amber

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Re:Does new government mean changes to DLA 9 years 7 months ago #19711

Hi Amber,

There are no plans to change DLA at the moment. All we know is that Iain Duncan Smith would like to scrap all the current benefits and start again.

But even if this were to happen it would take many years, so there's absolutely no need to worry for the present.

Steve

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Re:Does new government mean changes to DLA 9 years 7 months ago #19715

Was I imagining it, or did both main parties say that DLA was 'safe for the duration of this Parliament'? There was also something Jim said that David Cameron had told him personally when he'd spoken to him on the phone following the death of Ivan.

Either that or, I've really been over-doing the painkillers.
Cheers, Pen.

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Re:Does new government mean changes to DLA 9 years 6 months ago #19754

Many thanks Steve for your reply
Amber

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Re:Does new government mean changes to DLA 9 years 6 months ago #19755

Hi Pen, Thanks for your reply. Be wonderful if it's correct.
Amber

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Re:Does new government mean changes to DLA 9 years 6 months ago #19775

penthesilie wrote:

Was I imagining it, or did both main parties say that DLA was 'safe for the duration of this Parliament'? There was also something Jim said that David Cameron had told him personally when he'd spoken to him on the phone following the death of Ivan.

Either that or, I've really been over-doing the painkillers.
Cheers, Pen.


It is correct that Jim received a reply from David Cameron about the status of DLA, including the fact it would not be abolished.

Jim is away on a short break at the present time, but he may confirm this information on his return if he sees this post.

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