HO HO HO Not Benefit rate increases from April 2021 to 2022.

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    joss
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    GRIM BENEFITS RATES
    The DWP have published the benefits rates that will apply from April 2021 to 2022.

    They make grim reading for claimants, with increases of as little as 10p a week in the standard rate of the PIP mobility component and 15p a week in the work-related activity component of ESA.

    2021 is a year when the cost of essentials may well rise more quickly than usual, whether we have a deal or no deal Brexit.

    There is also the additional cost of the pandemic, including buying items such as face masks and hand-sanitiser, which we are likely to need for many months yet.

    It would have been reasonable for claimants to expect a more generous increase, like the 2.5% rise in the state pension.

    Instead, these are some of the weekly rises sick and disabled claimants will have to look forward to in April:

    PIP standard daily living up 30p, enhanced daily living up 45p.

    PIP standard mobility up 10p, enhanced mobility up 30p.

    ESA work-related activity component up 15p, support component up 40p.

    DLA care component, lower rate up 10p, middle rate up 30p, higher rate up 45p.

    DLA mobility component lower rate up 10p, higher rate up 30p.

    This abysmally low uprating, combined with the government’s refusal to give legacy benefit claimants the same £20 a week uplift that UC claimants are currently receiving, sends a very clear message.

    Sick and disabled claimants can expect to be in the front line when it comes to paying the financial cost of the pandemic.

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    Georgie

    Since when have we not been first in line for the Tory knife?  Year after year of Austerity impacted disabled people and their families 11 times harder than the average person, and impacted the severely disabled 19 time harder – loss of Social Care, loss of Day Relief Centres, loss of Home Visits, loss of Independent Living Allowance, Bedroom Tax on ‘spare’ rooms needed for storing medical equipment or over-night attendants, etc.

    Government repeated refused to undertake a Cumulative Impact Assessment because it would have show just how damning their continued treatment of the most vulnerable is society really is.  The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities presented a devastatingly critical report on Government behaviour:

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/aug/31/un-panel-criticises-uk-failure-to-uphold-disabled-peoples-rights

    and the Gov just said they “strongly disagreed with the Findings” and nothing changed.

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    joss
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    And now all the thousands of folk that have had to claim benefit for the first time, are seeing what it is like to to try and live on Benefits. Maybe they will pause and think when the Gov calls us shirkers etc.

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    Martinod

    <p style=”text-align: left;”>I know  an increase is an increase but how can they justify  (sorry what is the point ) pennies increase per  benefit, how does pennies per benefit help the people that get it .</p>
    <p style=”text-align: left;”>it’s not like wages where it’s per hour increase ,</p>
    <p style=”text-align: left;”>what can we buy with the increase  not very much at all ,  bag of crisps, milk, bread , not something nutritious anyway.</p>

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    Martinod

    I know  an increase is an increase but how can they justify  (sorry what is the point ) pennies increase per  benefit, how does pennies per benefit help the people that get it it’s not like wages where it’s per hour increase , what can we buy with the increase  not very much at all ,  bag of crisps, milk, bread , not something nutritious anyway.

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