Cost of Living: Support for Disabled People

Part of Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons on 6th March 2023.

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Photo of Marion Fellows Marion Fellows Scottish National Party, Motherwell and Wishaw

This might help the Minister, who is very aware that disabled people are more likely to live in poverty than non-disabled people and are particularly vulnerable to the cost of living, as has been demonstrated by colleagues. Legacy benefit claimants, many of whom are long-term sick or disabled, have been unjustly denied the additional uplift that universal credit claimants got during the pandemic. Will the Minister commit to remedying that injustice by reintroducing the universal uplift, increasing it to £25 a week and giving it to all legacy benefit claimants?