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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.


+2 #2 pusscatsmum 2021-01-13 13:08
yes it would hep towards food, care and heating costs and would be greatly appreciated .
+2 #1 mrfibrospondodysthmatic 2021-01-11 15:33
It's not rocket science to realize or know, that an extra £30 quid a week is going to ! Pay towards extra utilities bills usages ie.

Gas, electric and water. As the pandemic means to us all we have more to pay out with less money coming in from our legacy benefits.

And due to isolation, which means in practice claimants cannot go to family or friends houses as much as they used to. Hence stopping at home indoors equates to an heavily increase in utility bills.

I am so amazed that these corporate giants gas, electric, and water suppliers reduced the bills across the board. But there you go profits always has to be made and come first.

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