It seems every week, we get a flurry of "negative" articles about one group - and how much they cost, thereby opening up the click-bait these articles attract.
Immigrants, single parents, unemployed etc etc. Every week, it seems to be different.
This week appears to be about pensioners claiming DLA/PIP/AA.
These benefits are nothing to do with working, as they are claimed by those working and non working.
If someone is getting DLA/PIP before pension age, they can continue to receive it, after pension age, assuming they still need it. If over pension age, before claiming, then AA needs to be claimed.
These payments are to cover the extra costs of disability, which can be various.
There has to be medical evidence of need, although a diagnosis isn't necessary. It's the need.
But, out of nowhere, and not sure why, it seems that the government have felt the need to shine the media spotlight on it.
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