17 March 2019 — Welfare Weekly
DWP ignoring the needs of vulnerable claimants at risk of domestic abuse, says SNP.
Mr Jones says he has become “too weak to walk to foodbanks”.
DWP urged to pause the continued roll-out of Universal Credit until problems with the new benefit system are fixed.
DWP staff shortages adding ‘undue stress’ to disability assessments, says SNP.
DWP urged to exempt anyone who is unable to work from the controversial cap to working-age benefits.
Changes linked to the rise in child poverty, household debt and the use of food banks.
A landmark report has warned that benefit changes have resulted in a “substantial care deficit resulting from the impact of growing social and economic hardship”, whilst also warning that frontline mental health services are experiencing sustained pressure due to cruel Government policies. The report from NHS Providers examines the impact of welfare reform on a range of services, including NHS …
Chancellor Philip Hammond urged to end the controversial freeze to working-age benefits in his spring statement.
Disabled people arriving in the UK from the EU won’t have to wait 2 years to apply for disability benefits.
Those affected by the £7k cut could also lose access to other benefits.
Cornwall Council did not provide him with the right support sooner, says Ombudsman
UK Government urged to reverse planned cuts to pension credit.
DWP said the shocking practice helps to ensure people are paid their full benefits on time.
A “suicidal” mum claims she is facing the prospect of having to live on the streets after her benefits were stopped.
Charities have welcomed the announcement but said there is still much more that needs to be done.
Chancellor Philip Hammond urged to end the freeze to working-age benefits a year earlier than originally planned.
Urgent changes needed to prevent people with mental health problems from “falling out of the system entirely”.