Monthly Archives: February 2019

Universal Credit And The Severe Disability Premium

Originally posted on Same Difference:
This Commons Library briefing looks at how Universal Credit will affect benefit claimants who are, or were, getting the Severe Disability Premium. It covers measures which came into force in January 2019 to prevent people…

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The DWP oils prison’s revolving door

Originally posted on scottish unemployed workers' network:
If the ‘benefits’ system had been designed so as to ensure that someone released from prison was likely to be back there very soon, then it probably wouldn’t be very different from this.…

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Universal Credit Creates “looming Eviction Crisis.

Originally posted on Ipswich Unemployed Action.:
  For many people Citizen’s Advice is the first port of call when they have problems with benefits, starting with Universal Credit. Here is what’s happening with our Citizen’s Advice Service in Suffolk. The…

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DWP Apologises For Finding Six Stone Stephen Smith Fit For Work

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A man with multiple debilitating illnesses and whose weight plummeted to six stone was denied benefits and deemed fit for work, despite the fact that he could barely walk. Stephen Smith, 64, from Liverpool, has…

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‘If you want to avoid debt, take out a loan’ – DWP

Originally posted on scottish unemployed workers' network:
When we asked John if his Jobcentre ‘Work Coach’ was trying to persuade him to move from JSA to Universal Credit, he laughed. ‘She’s like an insurance salesman’, he told us. ‘She never…

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