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Remove Widows Parents Allowance as an income on Universal Credit Claims

Universal Credit claims currently see Widows Parents Allowance as an income. Therefore any claim made by a widow is penalised resulting in the total amount of Widows Parents Allowance being deducted from their claim resulting in a far lesser payment of Universal Credit.

Widows Parents Allowance is exactly that, an allowance to help a widowed parent support and provide for their young children following the loss of the child's/children's parent.
I alone will not be able to make changes to the Universal Credit criteria, but feel strongly that the inclusion of Widows Parents Allowance in any Universal Credit claim should be reconsidered. Support should be given by our Government to those trying to better themselves following the devastating loss of a husband/wife

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Currently ranked 1,576 out of 1,776 open petitions, and 32,929 out of 100,961 petitions ever created.

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Created By

Sharon Bennett

Created On

Monday 12 March 2018

Closing Date

Wednesday 12 September 2018

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