Black Sash welcomes the acknowledgement in the Draft Policy that the poor and disabled are disadvantaged by the current system and that there is a need to place social insurance within a comprehensive social security framework. However, while supporting the arguments for advancing policy change, we wish to draw attention to those aspects which require further consideration.
Arguments for review of the current policy:
Black Sash has always believed that RAF belongs within a comprehensive social security framework. This is critical if we are to ensure that the poor and marginalised can access services and support from the State.