Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.

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Bobb Community member Posts: 8 Listener

Hi My partner has higher rate dla and i have higher rate adult disability payment (scotland), i also claim income support with severe disability premium for my partner and carers allowance because i care for my partner over 35 hours per week. We just got the migration to universal credit letter which came as a shock. But onwards and upwards. We are both too disabled to work but are both traumatised by the process of applying for benefits since we both suffer severe anxiety and the whole process is seemingly designed to cause worry and be uncomfortable ,we cannot attend assessments or even go to the nearest job centre, we both have social anxiety and will not be able to go through an assessment even over the phone. I saw both on the Shelter website and on the universal credit .gov site that a claimant is automatically put in the lcwra group if they are in receipt of carers allowance, as i claim carers allowance could my partner claim carers allowance (we both meet the eligibility criteria) and we make a joint claim for uc without bringing up our health even though it means getting less money. I cant find a form example online that will let me go through a practice run so i thought i would ask the good folk on here, thanks in advance for any help and for reading this not so short post.😀😀

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