The 5 Benefits Cuts theTories are making! This is In-Humane

1. The Tax Credits two-child limit
It’s thought more than half a million parents to new children will be hit by 2020 (Photo: Getty)
Date: 6 April 2017
Cut: £1.2billion a year by 2020
Number of victims: 515,000 families by 2020
What is it? Child Tax Credit, worth up to £2,780 per child per year, will now only be paid for the first two children in any family.
Why is it controversial? It will deny huge sums to large families in future, and women who had a third child through rape will have to prove their ordeal to get a special exception.

Who’s affected: Lower-income families on Child Tax Credit with more than two children where:
The third (or later) child is born after 6 April 2017 , or
The family stops claiming CTC for 6 months or more , then returns to it

Who isn’t affected:
Children already alive, IF their parents keep claiming without a long break (above)
Children born through rape, but mum must prove it
Twins, triplets etc born to families who had one child
Children looked after by a ‘friend or family carer’
Children who have been adopted (except by step-parents)
Disabled children, who are counted separately

2. The end of the ‘family element’

There used to be an extra £545 a year on the table for poorer families. Not any more (Photo: Getty)
Date: 6 April 2017
Cut: £540million a year by 2020
Number of victims: 970,000 families by 2020
What is it? An extra payment in Child Tax Credit called the “family element”, worth £545 a year, is being shut down.
Why is it controversial? It will deprive a million new claimants of a big payment, yet keep handing it to people who are already on the system.
Who’s affected: Lower-income families who claim Child Tax Credit entirely for children born after 6 April 2017.
Who isn’t affected: Families who claim Child Tax Credit for any child born before 6 April 2017.

3. £30-a-week disability benefit cuts

Despite massive protests, the £1,500-a-year cuts to the disabled are going ahead (Photo: REX/Shutterstock)
Date: 3 April 2017
Cut: £350million a year by 2020
Number of victims: 500,000 in the long term
What is it? People claiming disability benefit Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) will get £29.05 less every week if they’re deemed fit for ‘work-related activity’ (WRAG). They will get £73.10, the same as jobseekers’ allowance, instead of £102.15.

Why is it controversial? The plan has outraged charities, Labour and the House of Lords, who all say ESA claimants need more support than jobseekers. Mind says the £1,500-a-year cut “will make their lives even more difficult and will do nothing to help them return to work”.

Who’s affected:
People who start claiming ESA WRAG after 3 April 2017
People who stop claiming ESA for 12 weeks or more, then return to it
Who isn’t affected:
Current claimants, IF they keep claiming without a long break (above)
ESA claimants in the more serious ‘support group’
People already on ESA who are moved from the ‘support’ group to the WRAG group

4. Young people blocked from housing benefit

A charity has warned stopping Housing Benefit could put thousands on the streets (Photo: Alamy)
Date: 1 April 2017
Cut: £105million total by 2020
Number of victims: 11,000 in the long term
What is it? Jobseekers aged 18 to 21 will no longer be able to get Housing Benefit, worth varying amounts and always paid directly to the landlord. It is supposedly to stop them going into a “life on benefits”.

Why is it controversial? Centrepoint warns it could “force thousands of young people onto the streets” and cost more than it saves. Jeremy Corbyn adds: “This latest nasty policy will make the scandal of rising homelessness worse.”

Who’s affected: People aged 18 to 21 on jobseekers’ allowance who are eligible for Housing Benefit.

Who isn’t affected:
Current claimants (according to a DWP press release)
Youngsters earning at least £89.60 a week or apprentices
Youngsters who have their own children to care for
Youngsters in temporary accommodation for the homeless
Youngsters subject to / threatened with domestic violence
Orphans and care leavers
Youngsters on some disability benefits (the ‘daily living’ part of PIP)
Youngsters whose parents live abroad
Youngsters where it’s ‘inappropriate’ to return to their parents’ home (but charities warn this will be hard to prove)

5. Changes for people who’ve been widowed

Some will gain from changes to bereavement benefit – but 48% are set to lose (Photo: REX/Shutterstock)
Date: 6 April 2017
Cut: £100million a year in the long term
Number of victims: Possibly in the tens of thousands, but not known

What is it? Three different benefits are being replaced with one new Bereavement Support Payment. It’s worth £3,500, plus £350 a month for 18 months, for claimants with dependent children (£2,500 plus £100 a month for other claimants).

Why is it controversial? There are winners and losers – 48% will be worse off (with 52% better off) – and overall the Treasury will spend £100m less a year. Charities have warned the payments period is too short and widowed people are often in need of cash for longer. The government insists the changes are a positive thing.

Who’s affected: Anyone who can claim bereavement benefits. This means:
People whose spouse/civil partner dies after 6 April 2017, but –
Surviving partner must be under the state pension age, AND
The deceased must have paid ‘sufficient’ National Insurance

The DWP says losers include parents who would have received Widowed Parent’s Allowance for longer, and older people who would have received Bereavement Allowance who still work.
Those gaining include people under 45 without dependent children.

Who isn’t affected: People already receiving bereavement benefits or whose spouse/civil partner died before 6 April 2017.

Taken from the Daily Mirror 1st April 2017

As I read this I find myself sick to the stomach. It will always be make the rich richer with the Tories and the poorer get poorer. It is time that every man and woman make a stance with Democracy and let the Liberal Democrats in to No 10 where our Leader has already promised to ensure that the working class have a fairly decent life and to ensure no one uses the UK as a tax dodging country. The longer the Tories are in power the more damage they will do to this Great Nation of ours. The Liberal Democrats is about everyone being treated equally with no them and us no Rich or Poor !

So please support the Liberal Democrats before the life of the working man gets a lot worse and they starts to tackle the Self-Employed! Do you want a Political Party that lies and frauds to get its own way. That’s what happened when the fiddled the 2015 General Election and fined £70,000.00

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