Saturday, October 19, 2013

Disabled To Protest Sudden Cut On Disability Allowance



CRITICISM is mounting over the Welfare Department by the disabled who discovered that their monthly employers allowance benefit of RM300.00 had been suddenly cut from the government. 

Many of them realised this after going to the bank to withdraw the cash only to find out that the monies were not put in in the first place.

Some of those who received the nasty shock and were devastated by it were Hindus who were looking forward to using it to celebrate the upcoming Diwali festival on November 2.

Francis Siva being helped out of his car
Speaking to PET+BLOGSPOT this morning, G Francis Siva who is from PETPOSITIVE and also the president of Independent Living and Training Centre Malaysia situated in Rawang, Selangor, said the arbitrary decision by the Welfare Department was a big blow to the handicapped community all across the country. 

"Cutting the EPC allowance and asking the disabled to reapply for it each year is a humungous burden for the handicapped - many of whom can't even access their
Welfare building in their area," Siva pointed out.

"Even if the Government feels they have to do it, then the
onus is on them to visit each and every of the allowance recipients' homes to help them make their renewals. This should be done well in advance to ensure that their payments are not interrupted. The issue is so critical to our survival that we have no choice but to publicly protest against their heartless policy." added Siva.

PETPOSITIVE has raised the matter to a top official in the Welfare Department who expressed her genuine concern and promised to look into the matter urgently.   

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