Universal Credit uplift ends today
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Wednesday 6 October 2021
Today sees the end of the Universal Credit Covid uplift, as the government cuts the £20 addition to weekly Universal Credit payments.
The government introduced the £20-a-week Universal Credit uplift as a response to the Covid pandemic and argues that it was always a temporary measure.
But alongside other charities and campaigners, Contact thinks that the cut to an already-low benefit will cause huge damage to families struggling with a situation that is still ongoing. 100,000 families with disabled children moving onto Universal Credit already face losing more than £1,800 a year as a result of the 50% cut to the child disability payment.
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