From the TUC

Budget proposes cutting DLA for 20% of claimants

24 Jun 2010, by in Society & Welfare

The detailed budget documents reveal some of the policy assumptions behind the Government’s spending estimates. With respect to Disability Living Allowance, the policy costings document reveals that the £1.075 billion reduction in DLA costs (2014/15) is intended to come from:

a 20 per cent reduction in caseload and expenditure once fully rolled out.

The document also states that all claimants will be required to undertake a new disability test every three years.

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  2. Bill Morton
    Aug 3rd 2010, 12:28 pm

    Tory millionaires cameron and osborne, what do they care about the disabled. I would love to know who was the brainchild behind these dla cuts. these cuts are for political rather than financial reasons. In the tory and lib dems manifestos they both promised not to cut dla!! Lets hope the coalition packs up and labout get back in for a fairer and more just society.

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    Aug 19th 2010, 4:54 pm

    […] Benefit for three years and the re-testing of Disability Living Allowance claims is supposed to cut back the number of people receiving the benefit by one fifth. How will impoverished consumers pay […]