The Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC), which represents over 80 disability organisations and which TPT co-chairs, has written to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Amber Rudd MP. They are calling for an orderly transition to Universal Credit (UC) from benefits such as Employment and Support Allowance and Housing Benefit, rather than just stopping existing benefits and leaving people to sort out a UC claim.
Geoff Fimister, consultant to TPT and DBC Co-chair, said:
“A Minister suggested in Parliament that disability organisations were OK with the “stop-start” approach, so we needed to put the record straight. Claimants need continuity and an orderly change”.
Read the letter in full here.