Learning Disabled Adults annual DWP increases to be added to the Minimum Income Guarantee

Learning Disabled Adults annual DWP increases to be added to the Minimum Income Guarantee

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Learning Disabled Adults are being driven into poverty every year because Local Authorities are allowed to take their annual incremental DWP benefit increases away, because the increases are no longer protected by the Department of Health.

We therefore call on the UK Government to protect Learning Disabled Adults annual DWP benefit increases from Local Authorities being able to claim this increase, as part of Client Contributions. 

We understand that this DWP increase is there to help with the increased cost of living for the coming year.  However, Local Authorities are being allowed to claim this increase which is driving Learning Disabled Adults into poverty, on a year on year basis. 

In order to rectify this, we call on the Government to insist that the Department of Health increases the Minimum Income Guarantee figures each year. 

We also call on the Government to insist that the Department of Health rectifies this lapse, to the last time the Minimum Income Guarantee figures were protected, which we understand to be April 2017

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