Universal Credit will begin in the UK in October 2013.
It will replace Jobseeker’s allowance, tax credits, income support, housing benefit, and employment and support allowance with a single payment.
A pilot scheme will firstly take place in parts of the north-east of England next April.
Disability Rights UK, The Children’s Society and Citizens Advice are some of the groups leading a report that believes disabled people will be worse off through it’s implementation.
Let’s face it, what else should we believe with the government trying to “balance the books” of our economy over the next few years.
The report shows plans to:
1. Make a benefits cap of £26,000 per household.
2. Possibly reduce the income of households with children by £28 a week.
3. Allow 230,000 severely disabled people who do not have another adult to assist them lose between £28 and £58 in benefits every week.
The great paralympics are gone – the demolition of a secure feeling for disabled people, people in work and out of work is continuous. Strength to those fighting the onslaught.