The Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) has launched a survey to help gather evidence for its campaign to have the £20 increase in universal credit also applied to legacy benefits.
In March 2020, in response to Covid-19, the Government increased the standard rate of Universal Credit and working tax credits by £1,000 a year (£20 a week).
The Government, however, has not increased ‘legacy benefits’ including Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Income Support and Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) in the same way. The Disability Benefits Consortium is calling for urgent action to make sure the 2 million disabled people and others on legacy benefits are not left behind.
To keep their campaign going, the DBC would like to hear about your experiences during the pandemic and find out what an increase of £20 would mean to you.
You can complete the survey here.