Social Security Benefits: Disability

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 29th March 2017.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of increasing work-related benefits on the level of other benefits which severely disabled people would be entitled to claim.

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Increases in the level of Employment and Support Allowance payments – the main income-replacement benefit for disabled people and people who have a health condition – will have no impact on the levels of disability benefits such as Personal independence Payment and Disability Living Allowance, because these benefits are not means-tested.

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