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Helter Skelter: Families, disabled children and the benefit system Families report that DLA makes a significant difference, not just for the disabled child but for the whole family but when repeatedly downrated or withdrawn generates considerable fluctuations in income and high levels of stress and ill health. The report outlines issues that must be addressed if reduce poverty amongst disabled children is to be reduced. Gabrielle Preston
February 2005
Paper No' CASE 092:
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JEL Classification: I38

Tags: appeals; benefits; disability; employment; extra costs; poverty; services; social exclusion; special needs; social inclusion; take-up; welfare rights