19 June 2020 — Welfare Weekly
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.
Labour MP slams ‘abhorrent’ Tory two-child benefits limit for ‘plunging thousands of children into poverty’
Coronavirus: Disabled people fear becoming victims of hate crime as 40% say they cannot wear face masks
Government slammed over lack of clarity on face mask exemptions.
Unpaid carers twice as likely to have used a food bank 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.
Marcus Rashford forces Tories into humiliating U-turn on free school meals
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.
DWP boss under pressure to replace Universal Credit advance payments with non-repayable grants
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