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Thank you Joanne for setting up this new forum section. :flowers:

It will certainly be an invaluable resource for all those who live with lupus in the UK enabling us to benefit to the maximum from what is available and find our way through the jungle of social health and disability legislation by sharing information and experiences.

A list of abbreviations would be useful. Please post your suggestions : I will incorporate them alphabetically into the list. ( Also please correct any mistakes made)

A A .......... Attendance Allowance

CA ......Carers Allowance
CAA ......Constant Attendance Allowance
CAB ..... Citizens Advice Bureau

DDA .... .Disability Discrimination Act
DLA ..... Disability Living Allowance
DPTC .... Disabled Peoples Tax Credits
DWP .......Department of Work and Pensions

IB ........ Incapacity Benefit

SSP ....... Statutory Sick Pay

Thanks Dawn for the contributions :)

Wishing All Well


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Hi Clare

I would add...

ESA - Employment Support Allowance (The new IB)
JSA- Job Seekers Allowance
PIP - Personal Independence Payment (This is the Benefit that the government are proposing to replace DLA)
PA- Personal Assistant (The carer you employ when you have applied to the local council for a Direct Payment)

Hope they are helpful
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