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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Chuka Umunna 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 20 Jul 2016: Chuka Umunna was absent for a vote on Housing Benefit Cuts — Supported Housing Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2016: Chuka Umunna was absent for a vote on Benefit Cuts for Disabled and Ill People Deemed Capable of Work Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Chuka Umunna 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: Chuka Umunna 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: Chuka Umunna voted to retain the "work-related activity component" in the Employment and Support Allowance. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Chuka Umunna voted to retain the "limited capability for work" element of Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Chuka Umunna 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: Chuka Umunna was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Chuka Umunna was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 51 — Employment and Support Allowance for Those Ill or Disabled Since Their Youth Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Chuka Umunna was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 51 — Period of Entitlement to Contributory Employment and Support Allowance Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Chuka Umunna was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 51 — Employment and Support Allowance for Those With Cancer Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Chuka Umunna was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 10 — Universal Credit Payments In Relation to Disabled Children and Young People Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2011: Chuka Umunna voted against introducing Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and against restricting housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: Chuka Umunna voted against introducing Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and against restricting housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: Chuka Umunna was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Second Reading Show vote

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