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Petition for CA

marija Community member Posts: 28 Courageous
Just in case it wasn't posted. New petition for higher payment for carers.


  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
    marija said:
    Just in case it wasn't posted. New petition for higher payment for carers.
    Thank you for sharing :) 
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  • racyguy
    racyguy Community member Posts: 560 Pioneering
    I really do worry and I have no objection to any benefit being increased especially Carers Allowance, where people are expecting the government to keep on giving? There is only so much in the 'pot' and if the State had to help out everybody that wants some extra cash this country will be in a right mess.
    The latest I hear is that pubs, restaurants and the night time economy are wanting millions in hand outs so that the businesses can pay their way. 
  • Puja
    Puja Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 104 Courageous
    I have signed and shared this one only a short while left to sign it 
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,942 Disability Gamechanger
    I have yet to see one of these petitions lead even to a discussion in Parliament. And an increase in CA may in many cases lead to a loss of other benefits.
    2024 The year of the general election...the time for change is coming 💡

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