Loss of £300m under universal credit for disabled
Universal Credit is causing disabled people a loss of £300m a month, which is escalating concerns towards the universal credit reforms, which was originally designed to help and not cause more hardship.Single disabled people were penalised due to the flaws in the design of the new benefits system, Citizens Advice said. Compared to the previous system, this is leaving people in worse condition compared to the previous structure.
According to the findings, disabled people working 6 hours are seeing decline in their pay compared to people working for 16 hours in a week. For example, a person working for 12 hours could be £100 worse off compared between two systems.
“In order to get support designed for disabled people, they have to prove that they are unfit to work“ says chief executive of Citizens Advice.
Even when the disabled people get paid whether they are in work or not, they can be short of few hundreds of pounds per month in the new system. This money is a vital amount for disabled people to cover the bills.
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