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?
misinformation and lack of knowledge about DLA and what it is is causing disabled people to be put in the same pot as alcoholics, druggies, and people suffering from an accute case of lazyitis, lack of this information is causing those that dont understand to call disabled people scroungers
IT HAS TO BE STOPPED