Universal Credit in Great Yarmouth: “Food Bank has seen a 90% increase in use since Universal Credit was introduced.”

Article exposing the pattern of increased foodbank use after Universal credit is introduced to an area

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220,000 Mental Health PIP claimants to wait until “after summer” for payment, despite High Court win, and a 2nd DWP U-Turn.

DWP backs down on PIP again but reveals 220,000 claimants entitled to payment will have to wait until after summer depsite court win in dec 17.

DWP require proof of domestic abuse before they’ll help you.

“The claimant must move out of the household and is required to provide written evidence to their work coach that they are receiving help for domestic abuse before the easement can be granted.” This is the shocking statement made by Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Continue Reading

Jackie’s Story – The DWPs’ determination to class me as fit to work.

Jackie’s own words on how the DWP have repeatededly overturned decisions classing her to unfit to work. Harrowing harassment from a government agency

A Million Disabled People Sanctioned Since 2010

A four-year study by University of Kent lecturer Ben Baumberg Geiger & the Demos cross party think tank, has found that disabled claimants receiving Job Seekers Allowance, (JSA), were 26-53% more likely to be sanctioned than claimants who were not.In just ten years they found that; disabled people have been hit with OVER 1 million sanctions.

Partially sighted man wins case against Government after being denied benefit he had for 20 years

A benefit claimant who found himself £346 worse off a month after the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) stopped his claim despite a catalogue of health problems is rejoicing after a judge ruled that his payments be reinstated.

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