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Contact looking for families with experience of Universal Credit roll out

Wednesday 24th January 2018

Over the next two months we'll be focusing on Universal Credit and the impact of its roll out on families with disabled children.

We are continuing to campaign for three changes to Universal Credit rules which are unfair to families with disabled children:

  • Reverse cuts to the lower disabled child element under Universal Credit, which will see 100,000 families with disabled children worse off by £1,600 each year
  • Remove rules that mean Universal Credit is stopped when a disabled child is in hospital for six months
  • Remove rules that mean Universal Credit is stopped when a disabled child lives away from home such as in residential school.

We need your help to campaign for these changes!

We are keen to gather experiences of anyone who has been moved onto Universal Credit and experienced a cut to their payments because of the above reasons.

If you have been affected and would be willing to share your story, we would love to hear from you. Please email us at press@contact.org.uk

Need help understanding Universal Credit?

Visit our Universal Credit webpage for more information about how Universal Credit is being rolled out and how to make a claim.

You can also download our Universal Credit - the essentials factsheet [PDF] or our factsheet on how Universal Credit affects families with disabled children [PDF].

If you are affected by any of these issues and need advice, get in touch with our helpline.