Older people at risk of being excluded from vital financial support

A growing shift to online only benefit applications means some older people are at risk of missing out on vital financial support.

DWP accused of ‘cack-handed’ reform to mortgage support benefits

29,000 homeowners have yet respond to news that their mortgage interest support payments are about to end.

Universal Credit causing a ‘hostile environment’ for thousands of families, says Unite

Unite will be holding a 'National Day of Action against Universal Credit' on Thursday 24 May.

Government must do more to support young people on benefits – report

Harsh benefit rules mean some young people are forced to live on less than £3 a day, report says.

Benefit sanctions found to be ineffective and damaging

Study concludes that punishing claimants triggers profoundly negative outcomes.

SNP demand action on ‘inaccessible’ benefit assessment centres

DWP admit there is no policy to ensure benefit assessment centres have parking facilities within 20 meters.

DWP drop benefit sanctions ‘yellow card’ scheme because it’s not worth the ‘additional burden’

Scheme could have protected thousands of people from having their benefits wrongly 'sanctioned'.

Disabled woman died from ‘massive heart attack’ after she was repeatedly refused benefits

Brother claims that repeatedly having to challenge flawed disability assessments became too much for his sister to bare.

Revealed: Three in four disabled people are winning disability benefit appeals

UK Government urged to "get a grip" of "fundamental flaws" in Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments.

Unpaid carers face ‘benefits cliff edge’ under universal credit, say MPs

Many of Britain's 6.5 million unpaid carers could lose almost £65 a week in Carer's Allowance under Universal Credit.

MP blasts universal credit ‘cruelty’ as terminally ill are forced to fight for benefits

"People who are dying should not be forced to go to appointments with work coaches" - Drew Hendry MP

Complex rules for universal credit see one in five claims fail

Thousands feared to be out of pocket after applications turned down for ‘non-compliance with the process’.

‘Universal Credit must be scrapped’, says union

CWU condemn "cruel, heartless and uncaring attitude towards vulnerable people".

Universal Credit ‘designed with little regard for the reality of self-employment’, say MPs

Universal Credit risks damaging aspiration and could leave some self-employed workers thousands of pounds a year worse off, report warns.

Most DWP staff think universal credit roll-out should be halted

Channel 4 Dispatches documentary exposes the misery caused by universal credit, including a young disabled mother who attempted suicide.

One million children with working parents pushed into poverty since 2010

TUC report blames public sector pay restraints and cruel cuts to social security benefits.

Unmarried mother to challenge benefits loss in UK supreme court

Siobhan McLaughlin will fight state’s refusal to pay widowed parent’s allowance in Belfast.

Kinship carer benefits policy scrapped after court ruling

Campaigners have been pressing ministers to exempt kinship carers from two-child limit.

Holyrood backs Scottish social security bill

Scottish Government say new system 'will have dignity and respect at its heart'.

‘Benefit levels must keep pace with rising cost of essentials’ – Trussell Trust

Universal Credit blamed for record numbers of people turning to foodbanks.

Sick and disabled Brits killed by the state – crime without punishment

Successive UK Governments have restricted access to vital long-term sickness and disability benefits.

Call to end benefits freeze as record numbers turn to foodbanks

"There should be no higher priority than ensuring all UK families can afford to put food on the table when their children are hungry.”

The rich are becoming more ‘welfare dependent’ than ever

Higher earners are receiving increasing amounts of social security, independent research shows.

DWP response to benefits review ‘falls short’ of what is needed, say MPs

Work and Pensions Committee criticises Government response to two reports on PIP and ESA assessments.

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