Disability Benefits

Over £50 billion every year is being spent on benefits alone to support people with disabilities or health conditions. The Government will continue to spend more than Labour did in 2010 in every year to 2020. Benefits related to the additional costs of disability have been uprated every year, and households in receipt of these benefits are exempt from the benefit cap.
The focus should be on putting opportunity at the heart of our society. In the last five years, 947,000 more disabled people have moved into work. However, there is more to do to meet the Conservative 2017 manifesto commitment to get one million more disabled people into work over the next decade. The Government is working closely with disabled people, their representatives, health care professionals and employers to achieve this.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will in the coming months bring forward a Green Paper on health and disability support, to enable a conversation about building a welfare system for the future that is an ally of disabled people. The team will work closely with disabled people, disabled people's organisations and charities to take forward this new approach to disability, with their views and experiences at the forefront of any new policy.