Memorandum submitted by Mr Singleton
From the Green Paper it is unclear whether or
not people who are currently in the Personal Capability Assessment
Exemptions would be subject to assessments in the future or whether
or not they would automatically transfer to whatever replaces
the exempt group.
In addition, it is unclear whether these people
would in the future be means tested and have occupational pensions
taken into account.
I would ask that clarity on these matters is
provided at the White Paper stage.
I am now 50 years old, my employment was terminated
on the grounds of incapacity due to ill health in March 2003,
I receive the highest rate care component of DLA, I have a severe
and progressive neurological muscle wasting disease.
It is very worrying time for me being unsure
what is going to possibly happen, the thought of undergoing assessment
tests is frightening as is the thought of losing a substantial
part of my income.
Mr A Singleton