Welfare Weekly Newsletter 24 February 2019

24 February 2019 — Welfare Weekly

Severely disabled woman left 'feeling suicidal' over battle for disability benefitsSeverely disabled woman left ‘feeling suicidal’ over battle for disability benefits

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Tory MSP 'doesn't know' what benefits have been devolved to ScotlandTory MSP ‘doesn’t know’ what benefits have been devolved to Scotland

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30,000 extra sick and disabled people underpaid thousands in ESA benefits, ministers admit30,000 extra sick and disabled people underpaid thousands in ESA benefits, ministers admit

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'There's no such thing as the bedroom tax', says Tory welfare spokesperson‘There’s no such thing as the bedroom tax’, says Tory welfare spokesperson

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Heidi Allen savages Tory welfare policies in damning resignation speechHeidi Allen savages Tory welfare policies in damning resignation speech

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Child poverty to hit new record high unless Tories end cuts, report warnsChild poverty to hit new record high unless Tories end cuts, report warns

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Homeless charities warn of 'national emergency' as soaring numbers of rough sleepers are admitted to hospitalsHomeless charities warn of ‘national emergency’ as soaring numbers of rough sleepers are admitted to hospitals

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Universal Credit couple say they were forced to steal food to feed babyUniversal Credit couple say they were forced to steal food to feed baby

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DWP tells GPs not to support benefit claimants with sick notesDWP tells GPs not to support benefit claimants with sick notes

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Disabled people forced to go through two disability benefit assessmentsDisabled people forced to go through two disability benefit assessments

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