A mum from Birmingham who gets £32,000 per year in benefits says she can't afford to work because of the costs of putting her seven children in after school clubs. Clare Bache's annual income of £32,000 from benefits is due to drop to around £26,000 following a changes to the system.
Ms Bache says the father of the children left seven years ago and doesn't pay anything towards his children.
A mum-of-seven from Birmingham says that planned cuts to her benefits will leave her family homeless. Clare Bache receives an annual income of £32,000 from benefits. She lives in a six-bedroomed house in Birmingham. She claims living on £2,000 per month will be impossible.
Disability Living Allowance will end for everyone of working age even if they have an indefinite period award. By working age the Government means everyone who is aged 16 to 64 on the day that Personal Independence Payment is introduced.
The new system is based on an assessment of individual need. It will focus on an individual’s ability to carry out a range of key activities necessary to everyday life.
Information will be gathered from the individual, as well as healthcare and other professionals who work with and support them. Most people will also be asked to a face to face consultation with a trained independent assessor as part of the claim process.
The Government has confirmed that there are no current plans to replace Disability Living Allowance for children under 16 and people aged 65 and over who are already receiving the allowance.
The new system being introduced, Personal Independence Payment, is based on an assessment of individual need. The new assessment will focus on an individual’s ability to carry out a range of key activities necessary to everyday life.