Submitted on Tuesday 2nd August 2011
Published on Friday 5th August 2011
Current status: Closed
Closed: Sunday 5th August 2012
Don't let disabled children pay the price for welfare reform: reverse unfair plans to cut support by up to £27 per week for 100,000 disabled children
Following the introduction of the government's new "Universal Credit" welfare system, many families with disabled children will face a cut to the financial support they receive. The new system will result in these children losing up to £1400 per year (£27 per week) compared to the current system - by the time a disabled child reaches 16, this could cost the family £22,000.
Because the support is means tested the poorest families could stand to lose the most.
The Government estimates that 100,000 disabled children would lose out under this change - other estimates suggest the number could be considerably higher.
Financial support is crucial to help these families with the costs of raising a disabled child and manage their extra caring responsibilities; now is the time to makes some noise and ensure that these damaging proposals do not get approved.
Disabled children should not pay the price for welfare reform - sign this petition to stop this cut.
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