Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland Labour MP Tom Blenkinsop says a suggestion by Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith that pensioners should be means tested
for benefits like bus passes and winter fuel allowance "should be put on Guy Fawkes bonfires".
The cost of housing would also continue to be means tested
I don't think they should be means tested
, OAP's were promised free care.
The authority had wanted to move residents into independent sector nursing homes, where they would have been means tested
for their nursing care.
I recently received an extra pounds 60 Christmas bonus and would have qualified for that even if it had been means tested
However, it is not means tested
and is a universal benefit for the elderly.
It's about time the various other benefits were means tested
She added: ''The minimum income guarantee will mean that many entitlements will be means tested
for the elderly.
Disability Allowance is a means tested
weekly allowance paid to people with a disability who are aged 16 or over and under 66.