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UK TV programme on Disability Living Allowance

Discussion in 'Finances, Work, and Disability' started by MeSci, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    There is a Channel 4 documentary scheduled for 2000 today.

    Synopsis:

    The Disability Living Allowance helps more than three million people lead useful lives. It pays for transport and carers, meaning that disabled people can work and lead independent lives.

    But the benefit bill has to be cut, and the government plans to take more than half a million claimants off DLA. What will that mean for those who depend on it?
    Talking to fellow Paralympians, disabled army veterans and disabled people in work, wheelchair basketball ace Ade Adepitan goes in search of answers, and asks if this hugely ambitious and expensive plan to reassess disabled people has been properly thought through.

    There is a comments section below the synopsis.

    http://www.channel4.com/programmes/dispatches/episode-guide/series-123/episode-1
     
  2. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

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    *sigh*

    It's not cheering is it?

    Good to know more people are starting to understand what these biopsychosocial reforms are leading to.
     
  3. Sean

    Sean Senior Member

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    Or we could wind back the massive tax concessions (including outright avoidance) enjoyed by the rich, and make the sponging forkers pay their share.

    My need for the essentials vastly outweighs their 'right' to another Lamborghini.
     
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  4. *GG*

    *GG* Senior Member

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    Glad our rights are determined differently than yours, at least for now. I don't want the US to become a Socialists Democracy, I don't see a reason to have everyone suffer like I do!

    GG
     
  5. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    How does the US treat disabled people?
     

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