Welfare Weekly 15 May 2020

15 May 2020 — Welfare Weekly

Over 260,000 sick and disabled people left waiting for benefit assessments due to Covid-19

Over 260,000 sick and disabled people left waiting for benefit assessments due to Covid-19

Mounting backlog is causing growing concern among disability rights campaigners.

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Disabled households left worse off on Universal Credit win breakthrough appeal case

Disabled households left worse off on Universal Credit win breakthrough appeal caseRuling could ultimately benefit thousands of disabled people whose legacy benefits were wrongly stopped.

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‘UK government must rule out a return to Tory austerity’, says SNP

'UK government must rule out a return to Tory austerity', says SNP

Leaked Treasury document hints at tax rises and damaging cuts after the Coronavirus pandemic.s

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Coronavirus lockdown could cause ‘long-term damage’ to children’s mental health, charity warns

Coronavirus lockdown could cause 'long-term damage' to children's mental health, charity warnsFamilies encouraged to reach out for mental health support if they’re struggling during the Coronavirus lockdown.

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