There are some instances of scams relating to Council Tax refunds purportedly coming from the DWP. Be very careful! See the full article here.
See this article about women missing out on thousands of pounds of state pension.
From today, May 11, 2020, DWP will stop payments into Post Office Card accounts. Claimants will need to use an alternative, such as a Credit Union account. See the details here.
In an attempt to further streamline the process of claiming Universal Credit, the government has relaxed the rules requiring claimants to phone them. See the full story here.
See this article about the unprecedented demand on the DWP as a result of Coronavirus.
If you think that you’ve been unfairly treated regarding Universal Credit, then raise a dispute. Thousands do it – and succeed! The full story is here.
Child care costs need to be paid upfront, but the DWP will only make payments some time later, leaving a gap which can put claimants in debt. Nichola Salvato has been given permission to challenge this in the High Court, see the full story here.
The European Court of Human has ruled against the DWP for cutting the benefits of a woman who had a bedroom as a panic room due to domestic violence. See the full story here.
Coronavirus is a fact. So what happens if you self-isolate and you can’t carry out your commitments regarding Universal Credit? Will you lose your benefits? See this article for the low-down.
The DWP have been accused of using a “taking it or leave it” position over benefits. Read the full story here.