Sunday, 13 April 2014

Disabled Scots Keep Jobs in a Free Scotland


In England, the Independent Living Fund that helps the disabled remain in work and live independent lives in their own home, ceases being funded from next year, 2015.

The Fund has been closed to new claimants since 2010.

Half of women aged 60-66 in the UK are within the working poor, and those benefits being lost.

A third of Londoners are within the working poor and being driven out of London with such policies as cutting housing benefit if you cannot move from part-time to full-time work.

You could have had your state pension payout at 60 for women and still remain in your job, but the Pension Bill took the state pension payout at 60 away to up to a third of a million women since 2013.

Worse is to come with the Flat Rate Pension, that is not more pension but less or nil income altogether in old age, especially to women.

See if you lose most or all of your state pension


The Scottish government has announced that the Scottish Independent Living Fund (SILF) will continue even though London government ends the funding in England and rest of UK next year, 2015.

The SILF will be re-opened to new claimants as well as kept for current users, so that the disabled can remain independent living in their own home, stay in work and have access to education and training.

To fully be able to make this possible, only in an independent Scotland can the Scottish government have the full powers to protect vulnerable people and help them in work and in life.
Yes Campaign

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