Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Hi, my name is joeythesloth!

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joeythesloth
joeythesloth Community member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi everyone,
im Joey the sloth, im 61 and slow at doing everything. I live alone ( not by choice). I’ve only just been awarded my P.I.P
for 10 years, are DWP going to take my award away does anyone know! I depend on this money!
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,155 Disability Gamechanger
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    There’s been so many of these threads this week. No one knows what may or may not happen yet. Until then everything remains as it is now. We also have a General Election this year… 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 2,928 Scope online community team
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    Hi @joeythesloth, welcome to the community. I can understand that it's worrying to hear about, but nobody is at risk at the moment. Everything is all still in consultation so it's difficult to say whether any of the proposals will go ahead or not or when things might happen. As Poppy says, all could change again with the general election, but we'll be keeping everyone informed as we find out more about the government's plans over the next few months. I hope you'll find the community friendly and helpful :)
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  • joeythesloth
    joeythesloth Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    thanks guys for calming me down- appreciated xx thanks for being there!!
  • joeythesloth
    joeythesloth Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Been a difficult evening with news on about the Conservative Party’s proposed change to disabled people’s benefits. Please God they’ll get booted out at the General Election x
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 5,177 Scope online community team
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    I totally understand your concern @joeythesloth but please try not to worry too much, it's currently all just ideas. 
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