To: Government

Scrap two-child limit on Universal Credit claims

Scrap two-child limit on Universal Credit claims

Remove the two child limit on universal credit for children born after April 2017. The benefit cap in place ensures that the welfare system is not abused.

Why is this important?

Covid-19 proves that financial security is impossible to predict and children that are born into a family, that then require welfare support, do not qualify for support purely based on their birth order. This means that older children get less of their entitlement than their peers in two child families. This may push children into poverty.