Computer Says ‘No’
DWP has said that:
– Disabled people on older benefits e.g. ESA, housing benefit etc can’t get the extra £20 ‘uplift’ Universal Credit claimants get, because it’s “too complicated” for the computer system;
– it wanted to help “people affected by the pandemic”.
In other words, DWP thinks:
a. Disabled people haven’t been affected by the pandemic, and
b. If you were already poor, you don’t need money to meet the extra costs of Covid-19!
Tweet @theresecoffey, @JTomlinsonMP and @dwppressoffice today to demand an equal uplift for all on income- or disability-related benefits.
4. Discrimination: know your rights! If you’ve been treated unfairly or less favourably from other people, this may be discrimination. Bristol Law Centre offers free phone advice, call 0117 924 8662 10-4 Mon-Fri or email firstname.lastname@example.org
5. WECIL (The West of England Centre for Inclusive Living) offers advice & support to help with applying for disabled people’s related welfare benefits. Call 0117 947 9922 or email email@example.com to book an appointment.