Welfare Weekly 8 May 2020

8 May 2020 — Welfare Weekly

Coronavirus: Scottish unpaid carers set to receive £230 one-off Carer’s Allowance top-up

Coronavirus: Scottish unpaid carers set to receive £230 one-off Carer's Allowance top-up

UK Government urged to follow Scotland’s example and increase Carer’s Allowance.

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PM challenged over inadequate ESA benefit payments during coronavirus lockdown

PM challenged over inadequate ESA benefit payments during coronavirus lockdown“People who are sick or disabled also deserve an increase in legacy benefit support”, says SNP MP.

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‘Reckless and spiteful’ DWP stripping families of tax credits after an unsuccesful universal credit claim

'Reckless and spiteful' DWP stripping families of tax credits after an unsuccesful universal credit claim

“If you claim universal credit, your tax credit claim will be closed, even if you aren’t eligible to receive universal credit.”

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DWP urged to fix ‘unacceptable two-tier’ disability benefits system amid Covid-19 pandemic

DWP urged to fix 'unacceptable two-tier' disability benefits system amid Covid-19 pandemicSystem discriminates against some people who will not see their benefits claim extended due to Covid-19.

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Government facing legal action over lack of guidance on Covid-19 ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ orders

Government facing legal action over lack of guidance on Covid-19 'Do Not Resuscitate' orders

Reports suggest there has a significant increase in DNR’s since the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Universal Basic Income is no longer seen as a crazy utopian ideal but a necessary step to end poverty

Universal Basic Income is no longer seen as a crazy utopian ideal but a necessary step to end povertySurvey shows that 71% of Europeans support the idea of a universal basic income.

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End the Universal Credit five-week wait ahead of potential ‘second wave’ in new claims, DWP told

End the Universal Credit five-week wait ahead of potential 'second wave' in new claims, DWP told

DWP urged to reconsider its decision not to turn advance payments into grants.

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Lift two-child benefits limit in wake of coronavirus pandemic, report urges

Lift two-child benefits limit in wake of coronavirus pandemic, report urgesGovernment urged to scrap the two-child limit in the wake of a sharp rise in Universal Credit claims.

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More than two million people have claimed benefits during Coronavirus lockdown

More than two million people have claimed benefits during Coronavirus lockdown

DWP Secretary urged to “widen the safety net” to help protect people affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Coronavirus pandemic has widened the gender pay gap, say poverty campaigners

Coronavirus pandemic has widened the gender pay gap, say poverty campaignersWomen hit harder than men by the economic fallout of the Coronavirus outbreak.

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