Welfare Weekly 19 June 2020

19 June 2020 — Welfare Weekly

Disabled women over 11 times more likely to die of Coronavirus, analysis shows

Disabled women over 11 times more likely to die of Coronavirus, analysis shows

Government accused of failing to protect disabled people from the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Labour MP slams ‘abhorrent’ Tory two-child benefits limit for ‘plunging thousands of children into poverty’

Labour MP slams 'abhorrent' Tory two-child benefits limit for 'plunging thousands of children into poverty'Around 5.2 million children are expected to be living in poverty in the UK by 2022.

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Coronavirus: Disabled people fear becoming victims of hate crime as 40% say they cannot wear face masks

Coronavirus: Disabled people fear becoming victims of hate crime as 40% say they cannot wear face masksGovernment slammed over lack of clarity on face mask exemptions.

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Unpaid carers twice as likely to have used a food bank during lockdown

Unpaid carers twice as likely to have used a food bank during lockdownThe Government must acknowledge the impact the pandemic is having on carers’ finances.

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Two-thirds of families on Universal Credit pushed into debt during lockdown

Two-thirds of families on Universal Credit pushed into debt during lockdown

Government urged to increase to the child element of Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit.

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Marcus Rashford forces Tories into humiliating U-turn on free school meals

Marcus Rashford forces Tories into humiliating U-turn on free school mealsMarcus Rashford: “Just look at what we can do when we come together”.

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Over 600,000 jobs lost to COVID-19 as Labour calls for an urgent ‘Back To Work’ budget

Over 600,000 jobs lost to COVID-19 as Labour calls for an urgent 'Back To Work' budget

Latests figures also show a 125.9% rise in the number of people claiming benefits.

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DWP boss under pressure to replace Universal Credit advance payments with non-repayable grants

DWP boss under pressure to replace Universal Credit advance payments with non-repayable grantsUK government says proposal could see an increase in fraudulent claims.

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275 severely disabled people launch legal case against DWP over lost benefit income

275 severely disabled people launch legal case against DWP over lost benefit income

Former claimants of Severe Disability Premium launch legal case for lost benefit income

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New Universal Credit claimants facing hardship and ‘skipping meals’ due to five-week wait

New Universal Credit claimants facing hardship and 'skipping meals' due to five-week waitCitizens Advice calls for urgent changes to the minimum five-week wait for Universal Credit.

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