Time to end unfair tax on disabled people

The Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA) was delighted to hear about the successful High Court ruling against Norfolk County Council’s discriminatory charging policy, which forced adults with learning disabilities to pay more than they could reasonably afford towards the cost of their care. The ruling, which was brought about by the mother of a young person […]

Universal Credit Changes

Changes from 16 November – for those paid monthly Some of our members may be affected by the current rules if they are occasionally paid early because of ‘non-banking’ days. Earnings are usually reported through the real time information service (RTI). Getting paid on these days has resulted in two sets of wages going through […]

Blue Badge entitlement changes

Currently Those who received automatic entitlement to a blue badge because they were awarded DLA mobility under the SMI criteria, no longer automatically qualified for it once they moved to PIP because there was no criteria for behavioural issues. To qualify, people needed at least 8 points from the ‘moving around’ section. Many of our […]

Universal Credit and students

In order to be awarded Universal Credit (UC), a student must be assessed as having limited capability for work. Universal credit is means tested so if they have savings between £6,000-£16,000, it will affect the amount of UC  received. The issue Previously for those claiming income related ESA, the fact that the student was in […]