Since my stroke and my forced early retirement, I have been receiving Disability Living Allowance.
It's very useful, and helps me get around (taxis etc,) and to purchase things I need for living and so on.
In fact it is a sign of my health improving a little that I had my claim for the mobility part of the allowance reduced from the higher rate.
However, I can see no reason why I , and presumably others, should receive a Christmas bonus. It's only £10, and I had forgotten it was even coming.
The Government is looking to save money, so why continue with this bonus? It's "only £10" I hear you say, but the cost of sending a letter to tell me of the bonus adds to that. And does anyone really need the extra £10?
So I will be donating my £10 to charity again this year, probably to the South East Northumberland Stroke Support Group , as it can then be used in a way to help more than just me.
The website is http://www.strokesense.org.uk/ and if you have any comments, let me know ... as I run the website!