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Why haven't UC payments increased?
I have a younger brother who has autism. He managed to hold down a little job for 30 years until he was made redundant 6 years ago. He was on Job Seekers Allowance, with a disability premium until last year when we were "persuaded " that he needed to change to UC. He is now 27 pounds a week worse off ( thank goodness for PIP ) and despite challenging a decision that he couldn't go on ESA. To add insult to injury, and this affects all, Universal Credit payments have not increased in the 18 months that he has been on it. Why is this so called benefit so different, as other benefits increased on a yearly basis?