Tuesday 31 July 2018 / 3:30 PM Disabilities / Marsha de Cordova

Marsha de Cordova comments on Universal Credit compensation ruling

Marsha de Cordova MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Disabled People, commenting on the news that two men with severe disabilities have won compensation following Universal Credit discrimination, said:

“This again demonstrates the Government’s mistreatment of disabled people: These men were assured by the Government that they wouldn’t lose out on Universal Credit but they were left thousands of pounds out of pocket, which severely impacted on their well-being.

“Esther McVey should now compensate all those who lost out, reverse cuts to transitional protection, and withdraw her appeal against the original finding of discrimination.

“The Government must also pause the roll out of Universal Credit and fix its fundamental flaws.

“The next Labour government will transform our social security system, ensuring it is there to support disabled people to live independently and with dignity.”