Welfare

Benefit claimants hit by a ‘perfect storm’ during cost of living crisis

The last few years have been extremely tough for low-income households.

Benefit cuts pushed up relative child poverty, IFS report shows

Relative child poverty in the UK increased from 27% in 2013 to 31% in 2019.

DWP delays leave disabled people £294m out of pocket, says Citizens Advice

PIP assessment delays leave disabled people waiting five months for a payment.

Disabled made to wait five months for disability benefits

Some disabled people are having to wait even longer, according to the IFS.

Ukrainian refugees given ‘immediate’ access to welfare benefits

They would have been subject to the Habitual Residence Test, requiring them to wait up to three months.

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