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Keep the £20pw Universal Credit lifeline and extend to those on legacy benefits

Submitted by Michelle Sorrell on Tuesday 26th January 2021

Published on Thursday 4th February 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Wednesday 4th August 2021

Current Signatures: 11,149
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Petition Action

Keep the £20pw Universal Credit lifeline and extend to those on legacy benefits

Petition Details

By putting in place the £20pw Universal Credit uplift at the start of the crisis, the Government provided a vital lifeline to low income families & children. It is clear the crisis is far from over. The Government must keep the uplift in place and grant it to all families on benefits.

Additional Information

I’m a single parent of two and have disabilities preventing me from getting a full-time job. I didn’t qualify for the £20pw uplift as I’m on the old 'legacy benefits' system. Our financials got worse by the pandemic. £20 extra would mean giving the kids good food and to not hear them saying ‘I’m still hungry’.

My close friend Rebecca is a single working mother of one. Living on Universal Credit is very challenging for her, especially with no family or friends to help. £20 is her food budget. She’d be in trouble without it.


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