To: DWP

Reverse the lower rate of financial support for parents under 25

Reverse the lower rate of financial support for parents under 25

Universal Credit should pay the same rate of personal allowance to single parents under 25 as single parents over 25, as Income Support does.

Why is this important?

Single Parents under 25 will be entitled to £15 a week less under Universal Credit. However, there is no reason why young families should receive less money. Food, nappies, clothes etc cost the same, regardless of age of the parent. Paying young families less is age discrimination and will push more families into poverty.

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Reasons for signing

  • There is a stigma unfairly attached to young single parents, Some didn't choose that life for themselves and shouldn't be punished for it. It is far from easy and help should be provided equally despite age.
  • This policy discriminates against young parents and their children.
  • This discriminates against young parents and their children. Disgraceful and inequitable.

Updates

2017-10-02 09:00:27 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-10-01 23:19:46 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-10-01 22:49:05 +0100

Here's some of the detail behind the campaign: https://youngparentassociates.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/parents-under-25-will-lose-15-a-week-under-universal-credit

2017-10-01 22:31:48 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-10-01 22:16:05 +0100

10 signatures reached