Esther McVey has told the BBC that one million disabled people will get “significantly more on Universal Credit,” despite previous evidence showing that disabled people face losing out on up to £4,000 every year under the new system.
Speaking to the BBC yesterday, McVey admitted that the Tories have made some “tough decisions” regarding Universal Credit and that “some people will be worse off,” but is adamant that “the most vulnerable in society weren’t getting as much as we’re now going to give them.”
McVey insisted that disabled people would be better off on Universal Credit, saying that they will receive “significantly more” compared to the old system. However, disabled people across the country have been frequently let down by the government’s delivery of the new system, with government statistics released in June of this year showing at least 4,000 people were worse off as a result of moving to the system.
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