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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.
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.
They have produced three surveys and would be interested to
hear from you if you:
Find out more about this review and how you can participate (link
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