MLAs claiming DLA

The Assembly published the register of interests last month. Reading through it you will notice that Mayor of Carrickfergus David Hilditch and West Tyrone MLA Allan Bresland are both:

In receipt of Disability Living Allowance since retirement on ill-health grounds.

I seem to remember ethical questions being raised about Cherie Blair claiming child support benefit some years ago. DLA is NOT (see comments, I was led to believe that DLA is means tested) means tested, but in a welfare state should benefits such as DLA and child support benefit be capped based on your income?


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