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Increase UC by £20/week for disabled claimants with limited capability to work.

Submitted by Michelle Delon on Sunday 31st October 2021

Published on Friday 5th November 2021

Current status: Closed

Closed: Thursday 5th May 2022

Signatures: 60

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autumn ~ Autumn Budget ~ Budget ~ Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ Covid-19 pandemic ~ Disabled ~ INCREASE ~ Pandemic ~ People ~ Ratings ~ Universal Credit ~ Universities ~ Up

Petition Action

Increase UC by £20/week for disabled claimants with limited capability to work.

Petition Details

Increase UC by £20/week for people who meet the “limited capability to work” & “limited capability for work and work related activity”. People who meet these criteria are recognised by the Government as not being able to work due to disability and will not benefit from the taper rate changes.

Additional Information

The Government has removed the £20 uplift for Universal Credit that was put in place during the Covid-19 pandemic. This £20/week made a huge difference to people, helping to top up rent where UC does not pay the whole amount or helping pay for food and energy.

The autumn budget has decreased the taper rate for UC claimants and increased the work allowance so people who work are slightly better off but disabled claimants who are not well enough to work are left at a disadvantage.

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