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DWP benefits: Government urged to increase ‘measly’ Christmas Bonus in 2021 | Personal Finance | Finance

“This is the equivalent of 76p before inflation, when many to us are already living hand to mouth and in constant fear of getting our benefits reassessed or revoked.

“Disabled and low-income people deserve better.”

The petition was created this morning by an individual named Magnus Kai Gorny, and will run for six months, until June 30, 2021 – at the time of writing, it had 25 signatures. 

At 10,000 signatures, the government will be required to look at the petition with a formal response issued.

If it were to climb above 100,000 signatures, the petition would be considered for debate in Parliament.

The debate surrounding the Christmas Bonus has been a lengthy one, and similar issues were raised with the sum last year.

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