Just been informed, by what I regard as a reliable source that the Tories intend to get rid of Contributions based ESA and also tax DLA/PIP. I recently had to retire on the grounds of ill health after working for 40 years, 28 of them after my MS diagnosis. I got a small pension and need my ESA and DLA to give me a decent standard of living, not a great standard, but do-able. If these changes are right I will lose over £300 a month and will become part of the eat or heat brigade.
Now, I did what the Tories keep bumping their gums about in that I worked, paid taxes, bought my home and lived what I thought was a responsible life. Now, when I need help they pull the rug and I can only think it is because I am no longer productive. God do I wish I could get all those who voted for these vicious scrotes in a room with a baseball bat. Ok, maybe a bit extreme but you get my drift.
Everyone is only one diagnosis away from needing the very support they have just voted to get rid of. The SNP in Scotland have asked for the DLA/PIp change to be halted as this is to be devolved following the Smith agreement. The request was refused by Duncan Smith. What are the odds that those of us with a DLA a award in a Scotland will be reassessed before those welfare elements which are to be devolved are passed over. Or am I just being cynical?