Benefits for Those Unemployed Due to Illness or Disability

The amount of welfare benefits paid to those unemployed due to disability or illness has been the subject of a number of votes in Parliament.

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Dawn Butler generally voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability:

  • On 21 Sep 2021: Dawn Butler was absent for a vote on Working People’s Finances: Government Policy Show vote
  • On 15 Sep 2021: Dawn Butler voted in favour of continuing paying an additional twenty pounds a week to those on Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit beyond April 2021; the additional sum had been introduced for one year in April 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Show vote
  • On 18 Jan 2021: Dawn Butler voted in favour of continuing paying an additional twenty pounds a week to those on Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit beyond April 2021; the additional sum had been introduced for one year in April 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Dawn Butler voted not to cut housing benefit for recipients in supported housing. Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2016: Dawn Butler voted against reductions in benefits for disabled and ill claimants required to participate in activities intended to increase their chances of obtaining work. Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Dawn Butler was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Removal of Work Related Activity Component from Employment and Support Allowance — Impact Assessment and Parliamentary Approval of Implementation Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Dawn Butler was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Removal of Limited Capability for Work Component from Universal Credit — Impact Assessment and Parliamentary Approval of Implementation Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Dawn Butler voted to retain the "work-related activity component" in the Employment and Support Allowance. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Dawn Butler voted to retain the "limited capability for work" element of Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Dawn Butler voted against reducing the household benefit cap, against freezing the rate of many working-age benefits, against reducing social rents in England and against other changes to the benefits system. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2015: Dawn Butler voted against reducing the household benefit cap, against freezing the rate of many working-age benefits, against reducing social rents in England and against other changes to the benefits system. Show vote

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