Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Hi, my name is Scarlett_destiny!

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Scarlett_destiny
Scarlett_destiny Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Why as disabled persons, are we only receiving £150.00? Why not the £900.00? Aren't we worth it government??? Tut...

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,364 Disability Gamechanger
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    No one has received the £900 yet. With the cost of living payments for this year if you were claiming certain means tested benefits and a disability benefit then you would have been entitled to the £650 as well. Disabled people haven’t been forgotten about. 
    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.
  • Scarlett_destiny
    Scarlett_destiny Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    OK £150.00 for disabled people, £900.00 to yet be given to means tested benefits people, I know what I would rather have, but on ESA and PIP, you might as well be invisible...the £20.00 uplift through the covid crisis, per week, to certain other benefits, we received nothing!! We had costs as well, now with C.O. L. Sky high, food, gas and electricity, clothing etc, my deterioration in my health and mental health, is certainly going downhill...
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @Scarlett_destiny

    Welcome to the community.

    I'm so sorry to hear you have been experiencing a deterioration in your physical and mental health. I wanted to check in and ask if you have a good support system around you? Do you have good communication with your (or a) health team? 
    Hannah - She / Her

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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