Monday 2 September 2019 / 2:38 PM Disabilities / Marsha de Cordova

Marsha de Cordova responds to government figures on payments to former SDP recipients

Marsha de Cordova MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Disabled People, said:

“The government took a year to start making these vital social security payments and even now it is short-changing two-thirds of the severely disabled people who lost out when forced to transfer to Universal Credit.

“The people affected are severely disabled, but do not have a full-time carer to help them with essential daily tasks. The government must make sure that the payments fully reflect the loss they have suffered.”

“Johnson’s Tory government only cares about the richest in our country and their treatment of disabled people is a disgrace. Labour will end the rollout of Universal Credit.”

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