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DLA & Fraudsters
Disability Living Allowance
Member Name: AndyUKW
Disability Living Allowance
Date: 07/06/01, updated on 07/06/01 (6302 review reads)
Advantages: Supposed to be there to help those that are severely disabled
Disadvantages: system needs a serious revamp and overhaul
Hi, to let you know a little more about me...I am 42 years old, was seriously injured in an RTA almost 21 years ago (read as drunk driver parks truck on unfortunate motorcyclist) the other driver was already banned from driving, had no insurance and was a declared bankrupt, it took me almost 6 years to claim £3k..I lost my career (Lieutenant in Navy), my home and eventually my wife and kids to an able bodied man, and am now 100% wheelchair bound, I also have kidney failure...but I still live my life to the full where posible...
I agree with everything that Biffa has already said, the system stinks more than 1000 skunks!
I also have a neighbour from hell, she lives in the flat above me..supposedly has really bad feet but can run like Linford Christie, is classified as Severely Disabled but always wears stiletto shoes, has full care and mobilty allowance and a Motability car...yet has 2 paid jobs and still gets income support, housing benefit, council tax rebates etc etc etc...it makes me sick! I have reported her to the so called DLA fraud squad numerous times yet she still has her benefits! Their excuse? They haven't got the staff to cope!
Whilst the Social Services made me struggle and endure pain and suffering for 2½ years whilst they argued about the adaptations that my bathroom required, the neighbour had a Stairlift installed by the SS! I couldn't even have a bath or sit on the loo!
DLA, for people like me is a necessary benefit. But, it is being spoilt by the users, abusers, fraudsters and professional con artists who always seem to get away with it. I have a friend that had DLA and a Motability car due to serious disabilities, that is until the DLA hit squad decided that her case needed reviewing and stopped her benefits! Lose benefits, lose car! She is not alone though, this has happened to many people who desperately need that help.
People like Biffa's neighbour and the woman above me continue to get away with it whilst thos
e that richly deserve it get punished and all the DLA bureaucrats can say is that they don't have enough staff to cope? They have enough staff to stop the benefits of those that desperately need it!
So, who are the Fraudsters? Those that continue to milk the system? Or the Civil Servants working at the DLA offices?
Thanks Biffa, you gave me the courage to vent my anger xxx