Tag: Universal Credit
"I'd work if I could to pay my way, but I'm so unwell at the moment after my surgery that it's impossible."
Benefit cuts mean children have been left to go hungry, report says.
Call will be seen as a pitch for the Tory leadership.
Vulnerable people are being tricked out of hundreds of pounds, charity warns.
Changes to social security benefits are devastating family incomes, report warns.
Work and Pensions Secretary said she wanted to ensure that penalties for failing to meet strict benefit conditionality "are proportionate".
10,000 severely disabled people would have left worse off by around a £100 per month.
Universal Credit claimants are given little information about how payments are calculated and if they can appeal decisions.
Trussell Trust blamed the government's controversial Universal Credit regime.
Around 11 million UK adults will eventually find themselves in receipt of Universal Credit payments.
Universal Credit has been blamed for pushing vulnerable people to food banks and others to suicide.
MSPs call for 'fundamental reforms' to Universal Credit to reduce in-work poverty.
Call for thousands of people who lost out on severe disability premium payments to be reimbursed.
The research found that the majority of former tax credit claimants were struggling to cope under the new benefits system.
One in seven low-income families in London say they can't afford to pay their bills.
"Some students have mentioned that they have not had any food for two days."
He was left pennniless and unable to pay the rent or top up his electricity meter.
Mr Sycamore was left unable to top up his electric meter due to problems with Universal Credit.
Work and Pensions Committee blasts "disrespectful Government responses that treat us like dirt".
Campaigners also say the policy breaches the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Report's damning findings were snuck out by the DWP and HMRC more than a year after it was finished.
Service will provide free and impartial advice to people who need help to claim Universal Credit.
Claimants could be expected to provide information already given when claiming legacy benefits.
You may receive benefit payments earlier than expected over the Easter period.