Boris Johnson turns his fire on the Government’s reforms to Disability Living Allowance
Living with a disability is expensive – for the disabled and the taxpayer
One of the Coalition government’s less well-covered reforms is that of the disability living allowance (DLA). The DLA is not an out-of-work benefit and it is not means tested: it’s payable to everyone with a disability, to help with the many extra financial costs that disabled people have to live with. Unfortunately, it’s also very expensive: since the early 1990s, the number of people claiming the allowance has tripled, to nearly 2.2 million. The Government believes too many people are claiming the benefit, so it is introducing stricter new tests, designed to save £1.4 billion by 2015.
News that thousands of disabled people will no longer lose the mobility component of disability living allowance
Tuesday 29 November 2011
Mencap responds to news that thousands of disabled people will no longer lose the mobility component of disability living allowance
Mencap, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Sense have been leading campaigning on the issue of Disability Living Allowance mobility component.