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Information about a review of Universal Credit (link opens in a new window)The Children’s Society, Citizens Advice and Disability Rights UK are working together to support Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson to produce a review on the impact of Universal Credit on disabled children and adults. 

The changes and the impact on disabled people

Universal Credit will replace all means-tested benefits for working age people from 2013. Some groups of disabled people will get more financial help under Universal Credit but some who claim for the first time will receive considerably less money than they would get under the current system.

The final decisions have yet to be made, as the detailed regulations still need to be passed through Parliament. 

The charities want the Government to change its plans, so that certain groups of disabled people aren’t hit disproportionately by the changes to the way financial support for disabled people is structured. They have calculated how much different groups of people will get under Universal Credit but to inform their lobbying, they also need to know more about the additional costs disabled people often face in different situations because of their impairment or long- term health condition, e.g. the extra costs of transport.

Respond to the review

They have produced three surveys and would be interested to hear from you if you: 

  • Have a disabled child with a long term health condition or impairment,
  • Are a disabled adult in work
  • Live alone and are disabled adult and do not have a carer.

Find out more about this review and how you can participate (link opens in a new window)

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