getting fed up

of people thinking motability cars for disabled people are free

they are not, If i want to get a motability car i have to give up the mobility componant of my DLA, which is nearly £50 a week. then some cars require a deposit to be paid, and not all adaptations to the cars are free either.

And on the subject of why 4×4's are available on the motability scheme, i think you will find that most people that get these are people who cannot get out of their wheelchairs or it would be easier for all concerned if they didnt have to keep getting in and out of their chairs, so they have to have bigger vehicles in order to be able to get in the vehicles, and the deposit for these bigger vehicles is in the the thousands of pounds, far from free.

so, what i am asking is, that the government informs the public of what the system is for getting a motability car, and to stop making people think disabled people are getting anything for free from left right and centre, we are not!!

Why is this idea important?

of people thinking motability cars for disabled people are free

they are not, If i want to get a motability car i have to give up the mobility componant of my DLA, which is nearly £50 a week. then some cars require a deposit to be paid, and not all adaptations to the cars are free either.

And on the subject of why 4×4's are available on the motability scheme, i think you will find that most people that get these are people who cannot get out of their wheelchairs or it would be easier for all concerned if they didnt have to keep getting in and out of their chairs, so they have to have bigger vehicles in order to be able to get in the vehicles, and the deposit for these bigger vehicles is in the the thousands of pounds, far from free.

so, what i am asking is, that the government informs the public of what the system is for getting a motability car, and to stop making people think disabled people are getting anything for free from left right and centre, we are not!!

the government should pay for the funerals

and help support the families of all the genuinely disabled people in this country that will and in some cases already have killed themselves over decisions made in their Work Capability Assessments and DLA Medicals and the worry the prospect of losing their DLA is already causing them, like the man in scotland who was found dead next to two letters informing him that he was having all his benefits removed.

its the least Gideon could do

Why is this idea important?

and help support the families of all the genuinely disabled people in this country that will and in some cases already have killed themselves over decisions made in their Work Capability Assessments and DLA Medicals and the worry the prospect of losing their DLA is already causing them, like the man in scotland who was found dead next to two letters informing him that he was having all his benefits removed.

its the least Gideon could do

stop treating genuinely disabled people like scroungers

how about some innocent until proven guilty over here?

I have spina bifida and use a wheelchair, cant walk at all, i get income support and DLA (which for those that STILL dont get it, IS NOT AN OUT OF WORK BENEFIT, many disabled people who work get DLA, it helps them work, by actually getting them there and helping pay towards adaptations, without it they probably couldnt work, and you know what that means)

obviously, being on income support i dont work, but im no scrounger, i want to work, always have done, got things i want to do, i believe in 'if you can you should' and have just taken the first steps in trying to do this (but with 3 million unemployed i dont hold out much hope)

despite this  with the previous and now coalition government i am constantly treated with suspicion first and subjected to sometimes humiliating, not to mention fixed against us, medicals to see if were 'fibbing' about our genuine lifelong disabilities, and now,despite doing nothing wrong we are about to have people snoop into what we spend too!!.

really makes me feel good about having the gall to be disabled this stuff does, maybe i should rip my legs off and put new ones on eh, oh how i wish i could. 

especially when it makes average joe and joanne out on the streets treat the disabled with suspicion and, shall we say, distaste, i was out with my uncle a few days ago, hes just bought a second hand porsche (hes a lifelong military man, iraq, kosovo, ireland, now works with cadet training on the health and safety side of it) and i lost count of the number of dirty looks we got when people saw him take my wheelchair out of the car. you could tell they were all thinking 'scrounger'. didnt matter that it wasnt mine, i was clearly sat in the passenger seat but what the hell, if youre disabled youre ripping off the taxpayer!

this is the kind of attitude this government is knowingly helping to spread,and it has to stop. we are not all scroungers.

*goes to try to get a job*

Why is this idea important?

how about some innocent until proven guilty over here?

I have spina bifida and use a wheelchair, cant walk at all, i get income support and DLA (which for those that STILL dont get it, IS NOT AN OUT OF WORK BENEFIT, many disabled people who work get DLA, it helps them work, by actually getting them there and helping pay towards adaptations, without it they probably couldnt work, and you know what that means)

obviously, being on income support i dont work, but im no scrounger, i want to work, always have done, got things i want to do, i believe in 'if you can you should' and have just taken the first steps in trying to do this (but with 3 million unemployed i dont hold out much hope)

despite this  with the previous and now coalition government i am constantly treated with suspicion first and subjected to sometimes humiliating, not to mention fixed against us, medicals to see if were 'fibbing' about our genuine lifelong disabilities, and now,despite doing nothing wrong we are about to have people snoop into what we spend too!!.

really makes me feel good about having the gall to be disabled this stuff does, maybe i should rip my legs off and put new ones on eh, oh how i wish i could. 

especially when it makes average joe and joanne out on the streets treat the disabled with suspicion and, shall we say, distaste, i was out with my uncle a few days ago, hes just bought a second hand porsche (hes a lifelong military man, iraq, kosovo, ireland, now works with cadet training on the health and safety side of it) and i lost count of the number of dirty looks we got when people saw him take my wheelchair out of the car. you could tell they were all thinking 'scrounger'. didnt matter that it wasnt mine, i was clearly sat in the passenger seat but what the hell, if youre disabled youre ripping off the taxpayer!

this is the kind of attitude this government is knowingly helping to spread,and it has to stop. we are not all scroungers.

*goes to try to get a job*

just make these DLA/ESA medicals fair

Too many people genuinely in need are being given the wrong decision in these medicals.

and its becasue they dont take into account daily variations in ability and whether or not doing something is painful/uncomfortable

take that soldier who lost a leg for example,  he lost his DLA because he was asked if he could walk 400 yards, and he, being proud and pleased that he could still do that said yes, but where was the question that shouldve asked if doing so caused him any pain either during or after the walk? or asked if he could walk continuously, not just 400 yards? yep, right, it doesnt exist, he didnt get the chance to say that, and i can guarantee he would be in pain, and not just when walking either.  being able to do something doesnt mean its not painful or uncomfortable to do, many of us disabled people (i have spina bifida and use a wheelchair) push ourselves through pain barriers to get things done, because we are proud people and it gives us a sense of satisfaction to be able to do these things, but that doesnt mean, as i said that its not doubly difficult to do, we just dont whinge about a bit of hard work like others do..

DLA helps us do these things, by paying for us to get out and about, and pays for equipment and adaptations that help us do these things, without it were screwed, i'd be housebound without a motability car. and with the extra costs of being disabled (wheelchairs etc) that DLA helps to pay for i couldnt afford to buy a car. And dont mention public transport until youve sat in a wheelchair and tried it.

if genuinely disabled people lost their DLA or didnt get some form of ESA they would have no life, Im worrying sick about losing DLA, i couldnt work without it (It is NOT an out of work benefit) it is ESSENTIAL that the right decision is made in these medicals, 40% of appeals being won tells me the right decision isnt being made in a lot of cases, appeals shouldnt be needed in the first place, the initial decision should just be the right one.

Im all for weeding out the scroungers, it means more for the genuine, but not at the expense of the genuine. It has to be fair!!

Why is this idea important?

Too many people genuinely in need are being given the wrong decision in these medicals.

and its becasue they dont take into account daily variations in ability and whether or not doing something is painful/uncomfortable

take that soldier who lost a leg for example,  he lost his DLA because he was asked if he could walk 400 yards, and he, being proud and pleased that he could still do that said yes, but where was the question that shouldve asked if doing so caused him any pain either during or after the walk? or asked if he could walk continuously, not just 400 yards? yep, right, it doesnt exist, he didnt get the chance to say that, and i can guarantee he would be in pain, and not just when walking either.  being able to do something doesnt mean its not painful or uncomfortable to do, many of us disabled people (i have spina bifida and use a wheelchair) push ourselves through pain barriers to get things done, because we are proud people and it gives us a sense of satisfaction to be able to do these things, but that doesnt mean, as i said that its not doubly difficult to do, we just dont whinge about a bit of hard work like others do..

DLA helps us do these things, by paying for us to get out and about, and pays for equipment and adaptations that help us do these things, without it were screwed, i'd be housebound without a motability car. and with the extra costs of being disabled (wheelchairs etc) that DLA helps to pay for i couldnt afford to buy a car. And dont mention public transport until youve sat in a wheelchair and tried it.

if genuinely disabled people lost their DLA or didnt get some form of ESA they would have no life, Im worrying sick about losing DLA, i couldnt work without it (It is NOT an out of work benefit) it is ESSENTIAL that the right decision is made in these medicals, 40% of appeals being won tells me the right decision isnt being made in a lot of cases, appeals shouldnt be needed in the first place, the initial decision should just be the right one.

Im all for weeding out the scroungers, it means more for the genuine, but not at the expense of the genuine. It has to be fair!!

Ways to help disabled people into work

Im one of those disabled people, spina bifida, and use wheelchair permanently, cant walk at all so i think i know what im talking about on this subject

1) DONT take their DLA, it is NOT an out of work benefit and in most cases is the thing that allows them to WORK, if they lost it, and i include myself in this, they could not work and would be stuck on benefits.

2) set up some kind of workplace adaptations scheme, where products that allow a disabled person to work better would be readily available, and also attach to this a research group that looks into products that would allow a disabled person to work and live a life, I would gladly be a part of this as working in disability/ability/access product development is something im interested in working in Anyway. There are so many jobs a disabled person could do but arent possible because the technology just isnt there, or no one has bothered to look for it, there is a company i know of in Yorkshire that adapts pretty much anything with an engine to enable a disabled person to use it, ive seen an adapted Lorry, JCB digger, and several other things on their website not sure if company advertising is allowed here but,  http://www.kcmobility.co.uk/mobility-solutions/products.asp?product=85

If more things like this were widely known about, and this kind of thing was taken up by the government in the way ive mentioned, it would open up more options for disabled people, yes it would cost money but in the long run would pay for itself.

3) One of the biggest, if not the biggest, barriers to disabled people finding work is a doubt that they could do the job anyway, from both the disabled person themselves and prospective employees, so i propose a scheme where when a disabled person applies for a job they are given a trial run in the job, say a month, paid for by the state, so that it doesnt cost the employer, particularly if  if things for whatever reason dont work out in having to re advertise the job.   This kind of scheme would allow both parties to see what the disabled person could or could not do and work out any kinks so to speak, and would, im sure, result in both parties looking at  disability differently. Much better than one or both parties just flat out saying oh i'm/youre in a wheelchair, i/you cant do that. that is the attitude that stops disabled people working.

I realise that these things cost money, but, as i said, in the long run they would pay for themselves by allowing more disabled people to work and gain the confidence to realise they can work, And also show employers and other able bodied individuals that disabled people are not incapable given some support through DLA and in work adaptations

Why is this idea important?

Im one of those disabled people, spina bifida, and use wheelchair permanently, cant walk at all so i think i know what im talking about on this subject

1) DONT take their DLA, it is NOT an out of work benefit and in most cases is the thing that allows them to WORK, if they lost it, and i include myself in this, they could not work and would be stuck on benefits.

2) set up some kind of workplace adaptations scheme, where products that allow a disabled person to work better would be readily available, and also attach to this a research group that looks into products that would allow a disabled person to work and live a life, I would gladly be a part of this as working in disability/ability/access product development is something im interested in working in Anyway. There are so many jobs a disabled person could do but arent possible because the technology just isnt there, or no one has bothered to look for it, there is a company i know of in Yorkshire that adapts pretty much anything with an engine to enable a disabled person to use it, ive seen an adapted Lorry, JCB digger, and several other things on their website not sure if company advertising is allowed here but,  http://www.kcmobility.co.uk/mobility-solutions/products.asp?product=85

If more things like this were widely known about, and this kind of thing was taken up by the government in the way ive mentioned, it would open up more options for disabled people, yes it would cost money but in the long run would pay for itself.

3) One of the biggest, if not the biggest, barriers to disabled people finding work is a doubt that they could do the job anyway, from both the disabled person themselves and prospective employees, so i propose a scheme where when a disabled person applies for a job they are given a trial run in the job, say a month, paid for by the state, so that it doesnt cost the employer, particularly if  if things for whatever reason dont work out in having to re advertise the job.   This kind of scheme would allow both parties to see what the disabled person could or could not do and work out any kinks so to speak, and would, im sure, result in both parties looking at  disability differently. Much better than one or both parties just flat out saying oh i'm/youre in a wheelchair, i/you cant do that. that is the attitude that stops disabled people working.

I realise that these things cost money, but, as i said, in the long run they would pay for themselves by allowing more disabled people to work and gain the confidence to realise they can work, And also show employers and other able bodied individuals that disabled people are not incapable given some support through DLA and in work adaptations

DLA IS NOT AN OUT OF WORK BENEFIT

As a  GENUINELY disabled person you can get it even if you work, and many GENUINELY DISABLED people who get it do work.

Far from being an out of work benefit DLA HELPS a disabled person to find and stay in work by paying for the costs of getting there (motability, if you get the higher rate mobility componant) and you can also use the care componant towards the cost of any adaptations that would make working easier.

 if you work and get DLA then have a medical which results in a bad decision and lose it, it could mean you cant work and thus end up back on out of work benefits costing the tax payer even more money. lose dla – cant get to work – cant get to work lose job – lose job back on benefits.

Far too many people, on here and on other websites, and certain frontbench members of the coalition government (which is very frightening when one is the head of the DWP, another is chancellor, anothe the minister for disabled people and then the 2 stooges heading the government) do not understand that DLA IS NOT AN OUT OF WORK BENEFIT.

so my suggestion is can we please have it clearly stated by members of government at all times when talking about benefits that disability living allowance is NOT an out of work benefit so that people finally start to get the message.

I am getting sooooo sick of uninformed people stating the same old 'being disabled doesnt mean you cant work, come off DLA and get a job' line, i know i can work, i want to, no one needs to tell me.

IT NEEDS TO BE STOPPED!!

So i'll finish by stating again in great big capital letters (i only wish we had 50 feet high neon fonts on here)

DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE IS NOT AN OUT OF WORK BENEFIT

This is why so many disabled people are worried about these medicals, if we lose DLA,we lose everything, no money, no job, no chances of a decent life.

do we not deserve those things?

seems like a few people on here dont think so, some seem to see the disabled community as the dregs of society, second class citizens, and to quote a certain grumpy git, 'the surplus population'

And i thought we were living in a democracy.

Why is this idea important?

As a  GENUINELY disabled person you can get it even if you work, and many GENUINELY DISABLED people who get it do work.

Far from being an out of work benefit DLA HELPS a disabled person to find and stay in work by paying for the costs of getting there (motability, if you get the higher rate mobility componant) and you can also use the care componant towards the cost of any adaptations that would make working easier.

 if you work and get DLA then have a medical which results in a bad decision and lose it, it could mean you cant work and thus end up back on out of work benefits costing the tax payer even more money. lose dla – cant get to work – cant get to work lose job – lose job back on benefits.

Far too many people, on here and on other websites, and certain frontbench members of the coalition government (which is very frightening when one is the head of the DWP, another is chancellor, anothe the minister for disabled people and then the 2 stooges heading the government) do not understand that DLA IS NOT AN OUT OF WORK BENEFIT.

so my suggestion is can we please have it clearly stated by members of government at all times when talking about benefits that disability living allowance is NOT an out of work benefit so that people finally start to get the message.

I am getting sooooo sick of uninformed people stating the same old 'being disabled doesnt mean you cant work, come off DLA and get a job' line, i know i can work, i want to, no one needs to tell me.

IT NEEDS TO BE STOPPED!!

So i'll finish by stating again in great big capital letters (i only wish we had 50 feet high neon fonts on here)

DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE IS NOT AN OUT OF WORK BENEFIT

This is why so many disabled people are worried about these medicals, if we lose DLA,we lose everything, no money, no job, no chances of a decent life.

do we not deserve those things?

seems like a few people on here dont think so, some seem to see the disabled community as the dregs of society, second class citizens, and to quote a certain grumpy git, 'the surplus population'

And i thought we were living in a democracy.

Dont Re-test higher rate DLA Claimants

Trust me on this, the level of disability you have to have to get a higher rate of either the mobility or care (or both) componant of DLA cannot be faked, Not even if your name is Johnny Depp.

I have Spina Bifida, use a wheelchair and cant walk at all,i get higher rate mobility, and middle rate care, I was born with the condition, i live with it, i will die with it. but guess what,  even i had to fight to get middle rate care, nevermind higher rate mobility (both of which i once lost and had to appeal, got it back within a month)

There is just no way on this earth a 'higher rate' disability can be faked, you might say its easy to fake being in a chair, very true, but it isnt easy to fake the bent spine, twisted hips, small height (35 years old and im about 5 feet tall), pressure sores on the arse, or the affectionately named pigeon legs.

why waste thousands of pounds,or more, doing medicals that are stressful and frightening because we fear losing DLA on people with that level of disability. (i could be years away from one, but im already worrying every day about it, im looking for a job, but if i lose my DLA, if i have a job by then, i would have to quit that job, couldnt get there without DLA, couldnt probably do the job, as DLA would pay for any extra help i need in the workplace, id be housebound, no money, no job, nothing))

I have medical notes that make the collected works of shakespeare (good read by the way) look like a newspaper. and clearly state my condition(s). just look at them, and consult my consultants, GP, Podietrists, district nurses, urologist etc.

money, time, and resources saved, (good for the taxpayer) and no undue stress on the (deserving) claimant.

And do it once, keeping the results on file, so that we are not put under this stress time and time again, trust me (again) conditions like spina bifida do not get better,  only worse,AND CANNOT BE FAKED!!.

Why is this idea important?

Trust me on this, the level of disability you have to have to get a higher rate of either the mobility or care (or both) componant of DLA cannot be faked, Not even if your name is Johnny Depp.

I have Spina Bifida, use a wheelchair and cant walk at all,i get higher rate mobility, and middle rate care, I was born with the condition, i live with it, i will die with it. but guess what,  even i had to fight to get middle rate care, nevermind higher rate mobility (both of which i once lost and had to appeal, got it back within a month)

There is just no way on this earth a 'higher rate' disability can be faked, you might say its easy to fake being in a chair, very true, but it isnt easy to fake the bent spine, twisted hips, small height (35 years old and im about 5 feet tall), pressure sores on the arse, or the affectionately named pigeon legs.

why waste thousands of pounds,or more, doing medicals that are stressful and frightening because we fear losing DLA on people with that level of disability. (i could be years away from one, but im already worrying every day about it, im looking for a job, but if i lose my DLA, if i have a job by then, i would have to quit that job, couldnt get there without DLA, couldnt probably do the job, as DLA would pay for any extra help i need in the workplace, id be housebound, no money, no job, nothing))

I have medical notes that make the collected works of shakespeare (good read by the way) look like a newspaper. and clearly state my condition(s). just look at them, and consult my consultants, GP, Podietrists, district nurses, urologist etc.

money, time, and resources saved, (good for the taxpayer) and no undue stress on the (deserving) claimant.

And do it once, keeping the results on file, so that we are not put under this stress time and time again, trust me (again) conditions like spina bifida do not get better,  only worse,AND CANNOT BE FAKED!!.

Idea for the DLA medicals

Ive said somewhere else about how worried i am about the prospect of losing my DLA, which i'll repeat again here for anyone who STILL doesnt understand it is NOT an out of work benefit, it is an ESSENTIAL payment given to people with disabilities EVEN IF WE WORK, that allows us to cover the extra cost of living for a disabled person, that we still have even if we are working, like wheelchairs, transport, (think regular hospital visits) adaptations to the house, and care needs. And you dont get these things AND the money, its one or the other. If i get a motability car i have to give up the mobility componant of DLA to get it, i dont get both the car and the money.

I use this money to get out and about and i will use it to get to work when i get a job, without DLA i am housebound and CANT WORK. if i lost DLA i would have to give back my motability car if i have one then, couldnt work, and that means i would be on benefits again. costing the taxpayer and pushing up the national debt again.

in the other post i mentioned that i dont believe people with long term disabilities that arent going to get better such as in my case, i have spina bifida, cant walk at all and use a wheelchair permanently, should be put through the DLA medical, just check our (in some cases) lifelong medical history, mine clearly states i have spina bifida, check em, job done. And consult with, well, consultants, many know me, as do many GP's,podietrists, district nurses, i could go on.

However, If i am to prove i have a lifelong disability that isnt going to improve then so be it, BUT, when it is done, have it recorded in stone if you have to that i do infact have a life long never getting better disability,let me have my DLA payment that will allow me to carry on living as normal a life as possible (without it i seriously couldnt) and then LEAVE ME ALONE. instead of putting me through the stress and worry at the prospect of losing my DLA and other things time and time again, Have it, as i say, recorded in the DWP's own records and produce some kind of document or card for me that states my disability and the fact it wont improve so that if im asked again i just produce the card as proof and have done with it, this would make it easier to deal with future DLA payments, less people to assess etc, and would therefore be cheaper costing the state and the taxpayer less. £100 a time these ESA and DLA medicals cost, think of what could be saved if it was only done once to the people who are genuinely, clearly, life long disabled.

Do it once, make it thorough, make it fair,  and then let us get on with living.

 

Why is this idea important?

Ive said somewhere else about how worried i am about the prospect of losing my DLA, which i'll repeat again here for anyone who STILL doesnt understand it is NOT an out of work benefit, it is an ESSENTIAL payment given to people with disabilities EVEN IF WE WORK, that allows us to cover the extra cost of living for a disabled person, that we still have even if we are working, like wheelchairs, transport, (think regular hospital visits) adaptations to the house, and care needs. And you dont get these things AND the money, its one or the other. If i get a motability car i have to give up the mobility componant of DLA to get it, i dont get both the car and the money.

I use this money to get out and about and i will use it to get to work when i get a job, without DLA i am housebound and CANT WORK. if i lost DLA i would have to give back my motability car if i have one then, couldnt work, and that means i would be on benefits again. costing the taxpayer and pushing up the national debt again.

in the other post i mentioned that i dont believe people with long term disabilities that arent going to get better such as in my case, i have spina bifida, cant walk at all and use a wheelchair permanently, should be put through the DLA medical, just check our (in some cases) lifelong medical history, mine clearly states i have spina bifida, check em, job done. And consult with, well, consultants, many know me, as do many GP's,podietrists, district nurses, i could go on.

However, If i am to prove i have a lifelong disability that isnt going to improve then so be it, BUT, when it is done, have it recorded in stone if you have to that i do infact have a life long never getting better disability,let me have my DLA payment that will allow me to carry on living as normal a life as possible (without it i seriously couldnt) and then LEAVE ME ALONE. instead of putting me through the stress and worry at the prospect of losing my DLA and other things time and time again, Have it, as i say, recorded in the DWP's own records and produce some kind of document or card for me that states my disability and the fact it wont improve so that if im asked again i just produce the card as proof and have done with it, this would make it easier to deal with future DLA payments, less people to assess etc, and would therefore be cheaper costing the state and the taxpayer less. £100 a time these ESA and DLA medicals cost, think of what could be saved if it was only done once to the people who are genuinely, clearly, life long disabled.

Do it once, make it thorough, make it fair,  and then let us get on with living.

 

JUST BE FAIR

do away with the 'one rule for us another for them' thing and rich peoples pull the ladder up jack mentality. i have nothing against the wealthy, a lot of you worked hard to get there, but so do a lot of poor people, work hard that is, but if you have the money some should be used to help the less well off, and if one rule applies to the less well off it should apply to all

Why is this idea important?

do away with the 'one rule for us another for them' thing and rich peoples pull the ladder up jack mentality. i have nothing against the wealthy, a lot of you worked hard to get there, but so do a lot of poor people, work hard that is, but if you have the money some should be used to help the less well off, and if one rule applies to the less well off it should apply to all

Disability Living Allowance – a very real scenario

I get DLA, as i am GENUINELY DISABLED, spina bifida, wheelchair user. I get higher rate mobility componant and the middle rate care componant of DLA.

I am currently unemployed but want to work, But, if i get a job or have to have the DLA medical (which by the way i agree with IF IT IS FAIR) then the following scenario occurring is a very real possibility

If i get a job, the only way i can INDEPENDENTLY (very important) get there is by the use of a motability car, dont give me all that public transport rubbish, it is barely accessible for a wheelchairer, my own car is the only real way. and that car is only available to higher rate mobility claiments like me,lower rate doesnt qualify you.

but, if i get a job and then i have the medical, or a review of my DLA because i got a job and i lose DLA (a very possible outcome with these medicals) or it is lowered to, as i say, lower rate mobility, i would then have to give up the motability car, which means i couldnt get to work, which means i lose my job, which means im back on benefits, paid for by the tax payer and pushing up the national debt again..

and please dont say 'buy a car like the rest of us then' i could never afford to, with the higher cost of living i already have as a disabled person,(wheelchairs and other disability/mobility equipment) a motability car really helps. thats another reason genuine claiments must not lose their DLA, the care componant helps with the cost of equipment and care needs.

I genuinely really want to work, got things i want to do, and a bad decision WILL cause the kind of situation ive used as an example to happen, IT CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO HAPPEN.

I understand the need for medicals, we do need to weed out the scroungers with the aching backs and sore toes and lazyitis, but if these medicals are done wrong the situation ive outlined above could happen to many thousands of genuine claiments.

You have to make sure it doesnt happen. 

Why is this idea important?

I get DLA, as i am GENUINELY DISABLED, spina bifida, wheelchair user. I get higher rate mobility componant and the middle rate care componant of DLA.

I am currently unemployed but want to work, But, if i get a job or have to have the DLA medical (which by the way i agree with IF IT IS FAIR) then the following scenario occurring is a very real possibility

If i get a job, the only way i can INDEPENDENTLY (very important) get there is by the use of a motability car, dont give me all that public transport rubbish, it is barely accessible for a wheelchairer, my own car is the only real way. and that car is only available to higher rate mobility claiments like me,lower rate doesnt qualify you.

but, if i get a job and then i have the medical, or a review of my DLA because i got a job and i lose DLA (a very possible outcome with these medicals) or it is lowered to, as i say, lower rate mobility, i would then have to give up the motability car, which means i couldnt get to work, which means i lose my job, which means im back on benefits, paid for by the tax payer and pushing up the national debt again..

and please dont say 'buy a car like the rest of us then' i could never afford to, with the higher cost of living i already have as a disabled person,(wheelchairs and other disability/mobility equipment) a motability car really helps. thats another reason genuine claiments must not lose their DLA, the care componant helps with the cost of equipment and care needs.

I genuinely really want to work, got things i want to do, and a bad decision WILL cause the kind of situation ive used as an example to happen, IT CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO HAPPEN.

I understand the need for medicals, we do need to weed out the scroungers with the aching backs and sore toes and lazyitis, but if these medicals are done wrong the situation ive outlined above could happen to many thousands of genuine claiments.

You have to make sure it doesnt happen. 

Replace the current minister for disabled people

With someone who is actually disabled and can understand the barriers and prejudice and ignorance and worries we face every day of our lives. Even if we are doing well we still have those things as disabled people and someone who isnt disabled just cant understand it.

not sure i put this in the right place, this website seems to have some flaws

Why is this idea important?

With someone who is actually disabled and can understand the barriers and prejudice and ignorance and worries we face every day of our lives. Even if we are doing well we still have those things as disabled people and someone who isnt disabled just cant understand it.

not sure i put this in the right place, this website seems to have some flaws

need for a change to rules for disability living allowance

i have a disability (spina bifida, wheelchair user) and am currently looking for a job, in the disability industry/sector, got big things i want to do in it.

I get Disability Living allowance at the higher rate for mobility and the middle rate for care.

obviously DLA is an in work benefit that allows a disabled person to meet the higher cost of living that disabled people face. and we do have a higher cost of living!!. and allows us a chance to live a normal life, in comparison to able bodied people.

But i have just discovered this.

if i get a job my DLA may be reviewed and i could end up getting less in DLA, for example i might be put down to middle rate for mobility.

Now, If im working i will obviously need a way to get to work, I.E. a car, which i would get through the motability scheme but that is only available if you get the higher rate mobility componant, so if i get a job and my DLA gets reviewed and i get put on Middle rate mobility that means i cant get a motability car, and therefore cant get to work and will end up back on benefits costing the tax payer again,

but at least i'll get my higher rate mobility back again!!.

its crazy, the system needs to change, If you have been awarded a certain level of DLA, that is what it should stay at regardless of whether or not you find work..

One other thing, these proposed DLA medicals, Anyone who has had to go through the ESA Medicals knows how unfair they are, the person conducting the medical has no knowledge of and cares not a jot about your disability and its affect on your day to day life, All they are bothered about is collecting their bonus by taking your benefits off you, or declaring you fit for work when you are not.

and the DLA medicals will be just the same, If i lose my DLA, even if im working, i just wont be able to manage, as i said i wont be able to get to work because i cant have a car, i wont be able to meet the cost of extra care needs, I wont have a life.

I, like many disabled people, am worried sick about these medicals, They seriously need to be thought through properly  and reviewed and changed so they are fair and the people that genuinely are in need are not refused their money.

one way to ensure this?

DONT PAY THE PEOPLE CONDUCTING THE MEDICALS A BONUS FOR TAKING DLA/ESA OFF PEOPLE OR DECLARING THEM FIT FOR WORK EVEN WHEN THEY ARE NOT. THAT IS NOT A FAIR SYSTEM>

Why is this idea important?

i have a disability (spina bifida, wheelchair user) and am currently looking for a job, in the disability industry/sector, got big things i want to do in it.

I get Disability Living allowance at the higher rate for mobility and the middle rate for care.

obviously DLA is an in work benefit that allows a disabled person to meet the higher cost of living that disabled people face. and we do have a higher cost of living!!. and allows us a chance to live a normal life, in comparison to able bodied people.

But i have just discovered this.

if i get a job my DLA may be reviewed and i could end up getting less in DLA, for example i might be put down to middle rate for mobility.

Now, If im working i will obviously need a way to get to work, I.E. a car, which i would get through the motability scheme but that is only available if you get the higher rate mobility componant, so if i get a job and my DLA gets reviewed and i get put on Middle rate mobility that means i cant get a motability car, and therefore cant get to work and will end up back on benefits costing the tax payer again,

but at least i'll get my higher rate mobility back again!!.

its crazy, the system needs to change, If you have been awarded a certain level of DLA, that is what it should stay at regardless of whether or not you find work..

One other thing, these proposed DLA medicals, Anyone who has had to go through the ESA Medicals knows how unfair they are, the person conducting the medical has no knowledge of and cares not a jot about your disability and its affect on your day to day life, All they are bothered about is collecting their bonus by taking your benefits off you, or declaring you fit for work when you are not.

and the DLA medicals will be just the same, If i lose my DLA, even if im working, i just wont be able to manage, as i said i wont be able to get to work because i cant have a car, i wont be able to meet the cost of extra care needs, I wont have a life.

I, like many disabled people, am worried sick about these medicals, They seriously need to be thought through properly  and reviewed and changed so they are fair and the people that genuinely are in need are not refused their money.

one way to ensure this?

DONT PAY THE PEOPLE CONDUCTING THE MEDICALS A BONUS FOR TAKING DLA/ESA OFF PEOPLE OR DECLARING THEM FIT FOR WORK EVEN WHEN THEY ARE NOT. THAT IS NOT A FAIR SYSTEM>