What do people spend DLA on? #DLAsurvey

Peter Oborne attacked Disability Living Allowance in The Telegraph today, saying it is “a charter for deceit and recipe for state-sponsored idleness”.

Peter Oborne attacked Disability Living Allowance in The Telegraph today, saying

“On Monday, the disability living allowance – for so long a charter for deceit and recipe for state-sponsored idleness – will be replaced by a far more humane and realistic system.”

Apart from ignoring the DWP’s own fraud statistics for DLA, (0.5%) Oborne clearly has no idea what DLA is. DLA pays two components – Care, and Mobility. For the most part people spend it on those two things. I asked my followers on Twitter what they spend it on.

I have collated the results on Storify, click here to see them.

 

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The world is broken and I can't fix it because I am broken. I can, however, rant about it all and this is where I do that when I can get my thoughts together. Most of the time you'll find my words on Twitter rather than here though. I sometimes write for Where's The Benefit too.