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winter fuel allowance should be scrapped


N47.

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for the majority and just given to those who claim pension credit ie the poorest of pensioners.

If the working well paid can loose their child benefit if one of them earns over £60,000 why can't those pensioners who do not really need it, have it.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2256466/Paul-Burstow-Four-pensioners-lose-help-fuel-bills-raise-1-5billion-fund-elderly-care.html

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N47.

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The whole idea is to limit the payment to those who really need it. The remainder of the budget could then fund help with care home costs.

If you own your own home and wish to pass it on, or part of the value. What would you rather have £200 for 20 years totaling £4,000 that is just a bonus to some. Or possibly having to sell your home and use the proceeds to fund care home fees if you were unfortunate to have to go into one. You would have to contribute but there would be a limit, there is no limit at the moment. You could spend all your assets to a care home.

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Aitchbee

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N47 - as I live alone, [and always will], I would be happy to use the money that my house is worth to pay for care ... if need be. But must be french Au Pair female < 25 ;O}

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bumpkin

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Lotvic, I agree with you in principle but there will be no savings on administration or anything else it will just be wasted by the government on something else, probably their expenses.

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Bing.alau

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N47. I like to think that it makes up for the 25 pence a week increase, which I got when I reached 80 years of age. A sort of booster-up of that miserable pittance.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Its already been cut back by 100 pounds for a lot of pensions

The winter fuel allowance makes a big difference to some between freezing and being mildly comfortable.

A lot of pensioners don't know about or understand about how to claim, pension credit and some are too proud to claim it even if they need it.

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kad60

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Absolutely should be scrapped..we are living in a globally warming world,buy a fur coat.

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bumpkin

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I agree with you fruitbat, I don't need it either but if it wasn't wasted on us it would only be wasted on something else, should go to those that need it but that is not the way it works unfortunately.

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bumpkin

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Should have replied to fourm member not fruitbat appologies

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Forum Editor

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kad60

Thank you for your ludicrous contribution.

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bumpkin

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Forum Editor, kad60, I could not even be bothered with that inane remark, idiot!

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