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  • Disabled Claimants Win UC Income Loss Challenge

    Disabled Claimants Win UC Income Loss Challenge

    Two severely disabled men have won a legal challenge over the Department Of Work And Pensions’ failure to provide adequate transitional payments to protect them and others from a loss of income following their move on to Universal Credit. The DWP is found to have discriminated against the pair when it didn’t compensate them the full payment of around £180 a month difference in the payments on legacy benefits.

  • Protest Against Ending of Universal Credit Uplift

    Protest Against Ending of Universal Credit Uplift

    A major disability campaign group is one of the organisers of a day of action fighting plans to scrap the £20 uplift to Universal Credit. Disabled People Against Cuts has teamed up with the Homes For All campaign and People Before Profit to organise the protest, which takes place this Saturday, February 6th.

  • Workshop On 'Universal Discredit' System.

    Workshop On 'Universal Discredit' System.

    Disabled people are among the marginalised groups invited to take part in an online workshop on how to improve the ‘broken’ social security system. Unite The Union has set up the workshop on Zoom on *Thursday 8 October , between 2-4.30pm. They are hoping for new opinions and have extended the invite to disabled people’s groups and individuals.

  • Universal Credit Scam Warning To Public

    Universal Credit Scam Warning To Public

    South Yorkshire Police are warning members of the public to watch out for a scam involving the Universal Credit benefit advising “Never share your personal or financial information with someone you don’t know and trust, especially if it’s in response to an offer of “free money” or a “free grant” .

  • DPAC Sheffield Protests Against DWP Metro Adverts

    Members of DPAC Sheffield the local branch of campaigning organisation “Disabled People Against Cuts” are holding a protest rally at Sheffield railway station on the morning of Friday May 31st against a £250,000 advertising campaign for the controversial Universal Credit scheme in the free Metro newspaper.

  • Inclusion London Seeking Your Experiences of Universal Credit

    Inclusion London is submitting evidence to the Government’s Social Security Advisory Committee – not just from the London area but nationwide – and would like to hear about your experiences of the Universal Credit claimant commitment to inform their evidence by Monday April 15.

  • Managing your Money and Paying your Rent: A Guide for Universal Credit Recipients

    The Money Advice Service, an independent organisation set up to help people make the most of their money by giving free, impartial advice, have launched this new guide detailing how to make the most of your Universal Credit payments in England and Wales. Their guides are a good starting point for thinking about money in a number of situations.

  • Universal Credit Information Sheet

    Sheffield City Council has launched a new information sheet designed to help people find out and apply for Universal Credit, which is being rolled out across the city from next month for new claimants and anyone reporting a change in their circumstances. The controversial benefit, which only affects working age people, will eventually replace six existing benefits – Housing Benefit, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit and Income Support.

  • Call to Discuss Transition to Universal Credit

    In a joint letter, disability charities throughout the UK have raised concerns regarding the Government’s proposed timetable for moving existing disabled claimants onto Universal Credit.

  • Universal Credit Benefit Mythbuster

    With the introduction of Universal Credit in Sheffield later this year , you may wish to look at a new online web tool designed to help address commonly held myths and misconceptions about Universal Credit from the advice and technology charity Lasa.

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