8 May 2020 — Welfare Weekly
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.
PM challenged over inadequate ESA benefit payments during coronavirus lockdown
‘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.”
DWP urged to fix ‘unacceptable two-tier’ disability benefits system amid Covid-19 pandemic
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.
Universal Basic Income is no longer seen as a crazy utopian ideal but a necessary step to end poverty
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.
Lift two-child benefits limit in wake of coronavirus pandemic, report urges
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.