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TOPIC: Universal Credit Could Strip Disabled People Of £300 A Month, Says New Report

Universal Credit Could Strip Disabled People Of £300 A Month, Says New Report 26 Oct 2018 17:50 #10717

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26/10/2018 00:16 BST
Universal Credit Could Strip Disabled People Of £300 A Month, Says New Report
By Chris York

Some disabled people could be left £300 a month worse off under Universal Credit compared to the old benefits system, according to a damning new report.

Research by Citizens Advice has found the Government’s flagship welfare programme will be detrimental to those in a range of different circumstances, including:

working disabled people on Universal Credit could be more than £300 per month worse off because they struggle to access the Work Allowance while in work
working disabled people who do get the Work Allowance could be more than £200 per month worse off due to weaker support from the Work Allowance when compared to support for disabled workers in Tax Credits
disabled people who can only do limited work have their benefit reduced after
working just 6 hours a week at the minimum wage if they have housing costs, rather than 16 hours a week in the previous system. This means somebody working 12 hours a week can be over £100 a month worse off
people without a carer and unable to work who make a new Universal Credit claim can be £180 a month worse off because the Severe Disability Premium was removed.

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www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/universal-credit-disabled_uk_5bd1e992e4b055bc9489a9bb?utm_hp_ref=uk-homepage
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Universal Credit Could Strip Disabled People Of £300 A Month, Says New Report 08 Nov 2018 22:59 #10889

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Research by Citizens Advice has found the Government’s flagship welfare programme will be detrimental to those in a range of different circumstances, including:

Details on Citizens Advice's recent funding arangement with the DWP:

Annex 2

“3. Commits to working alongside the Authority in the design and development of the service”

“5 ...vigorous performance management via the collection and monitoring of management information”

“12 Establish an efficient and effective referral process which tracks the claimant through their support ...that includes referrals from Jobcentres, Local Authorities, other support organisations and third sector partners."

www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/523307/response/1262090/attach/4/Grant%20agreement%20CAS000.pdf
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