Councils could have to ‘pick up the pieces’ after scrapping of severe disability premium | DisabledGo

Councils could be left to “pick up the pieces” resulting from the government’s decision to ditch a means-tested premium for disabled people with high support needs, a shadow minister has warned.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has always made it clear that it plans to abolish severe disability premium (SDP) as part of its move to universal credit, which is gradually replacing six benefits with one single, monthly, means-tested payment.

But a parliamentary answer this week by the minister for disabled people, Justin Tomlinson, appears to confirm that although SDP is being ditched as claimants are moved to the new universal credit over the next four years, there are no plans to provide funding to help cash-strapped councils meet the resulting extra pressure on social care needs.

SDP is currently set at nearly £62 a week, and is aimed at helping those receiving means-tested benefits with the extra costs of disability.

Source: Councils could have to ‘pick up the pieces’ after scrapping of severe disability premium | DisabledGo News and Blog

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4 thoughts on “Councils could have to ‘pick up the pieces’ after scrapping of severe disability premium | DisabledGo

  1. Jeffery Davies

    Hmm remember salus a made up company from the nhs so that theyl get the blame instead of atos now we have so much monies cut from councils buy our crooked government they now take the blame for government’s cut to their budgets lovely jubbly hay you get the blame they just say the councils are treating its disabled terrible ouch jeff3

  2. toocomplex4justice

    Why don’t they just smash the windows of disabled people and cut their gas and electricity off so they die relatively quickly. If they continue to rob the country of its assets they could be made to wear blue armbands (if they have arms) with a wheelchair logo and exclude them from having discrimination rights so shopkeepers can decide not to serve them if they wish. How dare they not be fully functioning. They drag this country down and make it look untidy. It’s already so much better now that all the people with Down’s syndrome are dead. If they all died we could afford to maintain our nuclear deterrent for 2 whole days.

  3. mrmarcpc

    The disabled, like many in this country too, have been treated appallingly by these fascist posh twats and will continue to do so and local funding will continue to be slashed!

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