UPDATE ON WINTER FUEL ALLOWANCE
People Still fighting to Recover the Winter Fuel Allowance Need your Support!
Urgent Help Needed for the WFP fight
This mail is largely copied from
the ECREU site - if you get it twice, apologies. It is to ensure no-one misses it.
**** From The Ecreu site...
Last month, we asked for support for Roger Boaden’s Petition to the Committee
on Petitions of the European Parliament, protesting against the removal of the Winter Fuel Payment.
You can download the full latest version of Roger’s Petition by clicking HERE.
So why has it now become urgent?
The PETI Committee sent the Petition to the EU Commission, but the Commission
concluded: ‘The latest amendments to the UK’s Social Fund Winter Fuel Payment Regulations do not seem to point to a breach of EU law and in particular of Regulation (EC) No 883/2004 on the coordination
of social security systems.’ Following Roger's
success in forcing the DWP to uncover the truth about the methods used to justify ending WFP in some EU countries, he is now seeking further evidence of their wrong-doing, so the petition to the EU has taken on increased relevance.
Any knowledgeable pensioner knows this is not the case.
The announcement by Mrs May that the UK is seceding from the EU will not necessarily nullify the EU regulation which permits the payment of benefits from the UK.
There is a considerable volume of existing regulations subject to discussion and those
affecting the resident Britons must be discussed.