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DWP faces judicial review after mentally ill man found ‘starved to death’

Errol Graham starved to death in June 2018 after the DWP stopped his benefits.

Over one million on Universal Credit have money deducted to repay debts

Government urged to make Universal Credit advance payments non-repayable.

Coronavirus: Older people pressurised into signing ‘do not resuscitate’ forms, charities warn

"Shameful and unacceptable" policy must be abandoned immediately, say charities in a damning open letter.

DWP has no legal duty to safeguard vulnerable claimants, says Thérèse Coffey

DWP Secretary's comments described as "shameful" and "dangerous" by a leading disability charity.

Benefit Payment Dates Over Christmas And New Year 2020-21

Find out if your benefit payments will be made early over Christmas and New Year.

Meet Labour’s new Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, Jonathan Reynolds MP

Jonathan Reynolds MP has been named by Keir Starmer as Labour's new Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary.

DVLA Website Lets Visitors Check On Neighbours Benefits

A new vehicle check service allows visitors to find out whether their neighbours are receiving the higher rate of the mobility component of DLA or either rate of the mobility component of PIP.

DWP forced to give unmarried parents access to bereavement benefits after Supreme Court ruling

Unmarried couples are to be given the right to claim bereavement benefits.

DWP urged to increase ‘legacy benefits’ to avoid gap in support

Policy shift would see 1.5 million more people benefit from a £20 per week benefits boost.

Tony Blair Destroyed Britain’s Faith In The Benefits System, Claim Researchers

Researchers have managed to pinpoint the exact moment in history when public support for Britain's benefits system began to wane. According to research published today from the University of Bristol, public attitude toward unemployed people...

How to get a non-repayable £500 emergency coronavirus grant

The grant can be used to cover vital living costs such as food and bills.

Jobcentre Staff ‘Bullying’ Benefit Claimants To Tears

The Scottish Welfare Reform Committee has heard evidence of Jobcentre staff bullying benefit claimants, often reducing them to tears.

‘Devastating’ Tory Attacks On Disabled People Cannot Go Unchallenged, Says Comedian

Francesca Martinez has launched a petition calling for a full impact assessment into cuts to support for disabled people.

This Labour leadership candidate may have fuelled the ‘hostile environment’ faced by benefit claimants

Keir Starmer's comments on benefit fraud in 2013 may have hardened public opinion of all benefit claimants.

What Benefits Are Being Devolved To Scotland?

Still wondering which social security benefits are being devolved to the Scottish Parliament? This may help.
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