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Half a million people are set to lose disability benefits as the Government pushes ahead with plans to rid the system of abuse and fraud, Iain Duncan Smith says.

this is 1 mums story

Iv just found out iv lost this for my young son.
I wont go into what hes got wrong with him, but he neeeds care through the night as wel as day.And is incontinent amongs other things.
Anyways i was reading this article and halfway down the page it said the changes wouldnt affect children, and its a big fat lie,
iv been geting high rate care for him for most of his life and he wont be geting better at any point in the future, They have point blank said no cant have it.
And they never even sent anyone to do a medical nothing,
iv been reading other forums and lots of genuine familys with children with disabilitys have now been turned down, its discusting, i agree the fraudsters should be weened out and stoped from geting dla.
But not sick children who need care with a disability they were born with and cant be cured.and need care.

 

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The UK Employment Minister Damian Hinds has said We will always make sure that people have the support they need to get into and progress within work, that's why we are recruiting 2,500 new work coaches to help those who need it most.

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The DWP is to close 16 jobcentre plus offices around the UK, the list below shows which jobcentres will be affected by the closures

  • Aberdeen, Greyfriars House - DWP administration centre
  • Alexandria - Jobcentre
  • Benbecula, Jobcentre
  • Broxburn - Jobcentre
  • Coatbridge - DWP administration centre
  • Cumnock - DWP administration centre
  • Edinburgh, St Andrew Street - Jobcentre
  • Glasgow Portcullis House - DWP administration centre
  • Glasgow, Corunna House - DWP administration centre
  • Inverness - DWP assessment centre
  • Inverness, Church Street - Jobcentre and DWP administration centre
  • Lanark - Jobcentre to move to South Lanarkshire Council office, South Vennel
  • Larkhall - Jobcentre
  • Paisley, Lonend - DWP administration centre.
  • Port Glasgow - Jobcentre
  • Wick, Girnigoe - Jobcentre to move to Caithness House

A spokeswoman for the Department of work and pensions said some of the jobcentres being closed were very close to other sites.

The latest changes to the close list include:

  • Port Glasgow moving into Greenock Jobcentre
  • Alexandria moving into Dumbarton Jobcentre
  • Edinburgh City moving to High Riggs and Wester Hailes

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The government in the UK has confirmed it is to close 10 jobcentre plus offices across Scotland, including six in Glasgow. The Department for Work and Pensions said online applications meant its buildings were used less. jobcentres in Glasgow's Castlemilk and in Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire, which were due to shut, have won a reprieve following local campaigns. Across Scotland, job centres will also be closed in Port Glasgow, Broxburn, Alexandria and Edinburgh. The DWP said its plans reflected the fact that eight out of 10 claims for Jobseeker's Allowance and 99% of applications for the Universal Credit full service were now made online.

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