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Disabled students could be 'shut out' by government cuts
Some of the support I got through the Disabled Students Allowance, particularly the PDA it got me, were a real help in getting myself organised, actually managing to make all the things I was supposed to, etc. I think I'd've had a much harder time without them.
disability  cuts  benefits  university  education  UK  money  equality 
may 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Hate crimes against disabled people soar to a record level - Crime - UK - The Independent
'Last year the Glasgow Media Trust found the public believed between 50 and 70 per cent of those on disability benefits were fraudulent. The actual number is likely to be between 1 and 2 per cent.'
crime  disability  discrimination  hate-crime  benefits  image 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Why people on benefits have a flatscreen TV
and expanded musings on the nature of cashflow, and what stuff counts as a 'I have a bit of extra cash, get something nice' purchase
Interesting  money  benefits  poverty  comment  link-is-to-a-Facebook-page 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Can young people influence Government policy by voting? | ampp3d
Politicians woo the grey vote, because it makes a difference. They shit on the young people, because they don't vote.
voting  democracy  UK  westminster  benefits  age 
december 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
George Osborne to announce cuts while covered in diamonds
'The chancellor is upping his game in response to the Prime Minister’s declaration of permanent austerity amid the gilded splendour of the lord mayor’s banquet.'
Conservatives  The-Daily-Mash  UK  amusing  austerity  benefits  government  parody 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Affordable homes facing demolition because of bedroom tax | Society | The Observer
There isn't the spare housing for people to move around like the bedroom tax wants them to. And it's not a bad thing for people to have spare rooms. But the government keeps on pushing this, because it's a way to punish people on benefits.
politics  epic-fail  fail  housing  money  westminster  UK  benefits  bedroom-tax 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Under-25s would not be able to claim benefits under all-Conservative government, David Cameron says - Telegraph
What's that, you have a bad relationship with your parents, a need to live somewhere else, or they're just not able to support you? Well, fuck you then, says the Tories.
politics  Conservative-party  discrimination  ageism  money  economy  westminster  UK  benefits  wtf 
october 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
A Selection of Especially Stupid Benefit Sanctions
'Cruel, arbitrary and ridiculous reasons why people have their benefits stopped'
posttofacebook  fail  money  UK  benefits  culture 
september 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Five things Iain Duncan Smith doesn't want you to know about the benefit cap
Leaked letter states the measure "does not take account of the additional costs to local authorities (through homelessness and temporary accommodation). In fact we think it is likely that the policy as it stands will generate a net cost..."
politics  austerity  posttofacebook  fail  poverty  Conservatives  UK  benefits  wtf  via-Andrew-Ducker 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Incapacity benefit test claims 'conflated figures' - watchdog
'Suggestions that 878,300 benefit claimants dropped their claims rather than take a medical test have been challenged by the statistics watchdog.'
politics  posttofacebook  fail  lies  disability  westminster  benefits  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics 
may 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Labour abstention on workfare bill prompts party infighting
Quite why Labour is helping the government cover their arse with retroactive legislation to make the illegal become legal, I'm not sure.
benefits  fail  fairness  labour  law  money  politics  posttofacebook  uk  westminster 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Up to 84% on low incomes will not pay council tax, local authorities believe | Society | The Guardian
'Benefit changes mean poor people face average £247-a-year council tax bill from April – but many are not expected to pay'
concil-tax  tax  poverty  money  benefits 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Benefits claimant admits subsistence income scam
'AN unemployed man is scamming the taxpayer out of £67.50 a week, it has emerged.'
posttofacebook  post  image  UK  money  benefits  culture  parody  amusing 
may 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
This is how they gerrymander homeless children | Liberal Conspiracy
As well as being bastards in other ways, Westminster council appear to be dumping people into other Boroughs if they're homeless in order to keep their rates low.
interesting  housing  london  local-government  homelessness  benefits 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Atos doctors could be struck off | Politics | The Observer
"Twelve medics at the disability assessment centre are under investigation by the GMC over allegations of improper conduct"
corruption  benefits  fairness  people-suck  medicine  the-coalition 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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