DBC Survey: Your Views on Increasing Legacy Benefits by £20 a Week

08 January 2021

In March, in response to Covid-19, the Government increased the standard rate of Universal Credit and working tax credits by £1,000 a year (£20 a week).

The Government, however, has not increased ‘legacy benefits’, which includes Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Income Support and Job Seekers Allowance (JSA), in the same way. The Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) is calling for urgent action to make sure the 2 million disabled people and others on legacy benefits are not left behind.

To keep this campaign going, the DBC would like, via their survey, to hear about your experiences during COVID-19 so they can show the Government what an extension of this £20 lifeline would mean to you.

Survey closes: Monday 18th January

Complete the survey

You can also share anything that might help with this campaign, by using the hashtag: 
#IncreaseDisabilityBenefits