Martin Lewis explains benefits hole for millions of Britons amid Universal Credit uplift | Personal Finance | Finance


Martin said: “The Universal Credit uplift, the £20 a week has been extended to October, rightly, very important.

“They’ve also looked at one legacy benefit which is Working Tax Credit, that will have a £500 one off payment being made in April which is sort of the equivalent to the Universal Credit uplift.

“But there are many other legacy benefits, because remember we’re moving people from old style benefits onto Universal Credit.

“And there are many people on those old benefits, who aren’t getting that uplift, especially disabled people and carers, and I pushed the Chancellor on this too, and he effectively said to me ‘this is target at working people, helping working people through the pandemic.’

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