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Extend Covid-19 benefit increases to legacy benefit claimants

Submitted by Paula Scott on Tuesday 28th April 2020

Published on Friday 3rd July 2020

Current status: Closed

Closed: Sunday 3rd January 2021

Signatures: 255

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Access ~ Child ~ country ~ Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ Extend ~ Lockdown ~ Lockdowns ~ Tax ~ Universal Credit

Petition Action

Extend Covid-19 benefit increases to legacy benefit claimants

Petition Details

Many legacy benefits claimants already live in poverty. Excluding them from Covid financial support unfairly penalises those who may not have access to other support or employment opportunities due to lockdown.

Additional Information

All across the country people are being financially impacted by the pandemic and lockdown. While additional financial support is being provided to many, people already on legacy benefits such as JSA and ESA have been excluded from the support package while those on Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit have been given an increase. I propose that to prevent unfair discrimination legacy benefit claimants and Child Tax Credit are given similar additional support.


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