Email your MP to ensure the Chancellor increases legacy benefits
It’s been one year since the Chancellor Rishi Sunak increased Universal Credit by £20 a week but failed to give the same increase to those on legacy benefits, including Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support and Jobseeker’s Allowance.
The Chancellor has now increased the income for two million people on legacy benefits - the majority of whom are disabled - by just 37p a week, while continuing to refuse them the vital £20 per week that those on Universal Credit have seen.
We must not stop campaigning on this issue, and take the opportunity to make sure Chancellor Rishi Sunak MP doesn’t let over two million people go without the £20 per week increase for another year.
This call, started by the Disability Benefits Consortium (made up of over 100 disability organisations) is backed by over 120,000 members of the public and has also been called for by the Work and Pensions Select Committee and the Social Security Advisory Committee.
Ask your MP to back the call too.