Archive | February, 2012

SAMA to Lead National Armed Forces Day Parade in Plymouth

29 Feb

Plans are being made for SAMA to lead the parade on the year of our 30th Anniversary.  Further details will follow shortly.

There will also be displays by the Red Arrows, Battle of Britain and RN Historic flights plus a sail past of RN, RM and RFA vessels.

If you intend to march in the parade, please let the SAMA office know.

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Remembrance Day 2012

22 Feb

We have already received a large number of applications to take part in this year’s parade at the Cenotaph.

If you wish to secure your place then please send a stamped, self addressed envelope to the SAMA Office.

We have to apply to the RBL for the tickets in July and they are not received at the office until October.  Please remember that we are limited in the number of tickets we can apply for, so get your application in now.

Benefit Updates

20 Feb

New Benefit Rates for 2012 – 2013 have been published and will apply from April.

Attendance Allowance:  Higher rate increases to £77.45 and the lower rate to £51.85.

Carer’s Allowance increases to £58.45

Disability Living Allowance – Care Component:  Higher rate increases to £77.45, Middle rate increases to £51.85 and the Lower rate increases to £20.55.

Disability Living Allowance – Mobility Component:  Higher rate increases to £54.05 and the Lower Rate to £20.55.

Long Term Incapacity Benefit increases to £99.15.

There are also significant changes to the way in which Housing Benefit is calculated.  For details of the new rates of Housing Benefit visit http://www.direct.gov.uk or contact your local Council for details of the Local Housing Allowance rates in force.