In this article I am going to focus on Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or what is now know as due to the welfare reform act as Personal Independance Payment (PIP) which is a joke of a name as it is miles away from true personal independance for those claiming it due to disabilities brought on by illnesses they were either born with or suffered a tragic event in life.
As the title says “The something for nothing myth” is where I am going to focus my little energy today in the hope of dispelling that myth and hope to educate of few citizens mainly due to the many negative comments I have read on social media sites.
DLA/PIP is paid as a non-means-tested, non-contributory benefit in the United Kingdom introduced in 1992 and scheduled for phase-out between 2013 and 2016, in relation to adults only, for whom it is to be replaced by a new Personal Independence Payment.
DLA/PIP comes with rwo elements care and mobility although under welfare reform the care element has been reduced from 3 levels to just two.
It is paid by Government because it addresses the imbalance to equality and the additional expence those with disabilities have which is over and above what the able bodied person would have to pay.
Now I hear you all saying what aditional expense does the disabled communities up and down this nation have that able-bodied citizens don’t well you have come to the right place as I asked that question to my social media friends and colleagues and they came up with the answers for you doubters which I quote below:
As you can see from these comments DLA/PIP is used to pay for a wide number of things that the able-bodied do not need and which comes at a considerable cost and in many cases over and above what the Government pays out.
So the short minded something for nothing myth is busted and many of you would do well not listening to so much baloney and instead if you have doubts interact with the Disabled Communities because as many have explained here I am sure they too will explain to you that a life as a disabled person is not a bed of roses and all they ask is that they have the same respect and dignity and be left alone to get on with there lives after all is that not what you wish.
My Thanks goes to all those at Fightback for contributing to this blog
Another shout out for the #Wowpetition PLEASE it still needs signatures here: