Read this article explaining how the huge increase in benefit applications may lead to increased undetected fraud.
Read this article to see if you qualify for and how you can claim Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
Read this article about how the amount you earn reduces your Universal Credit payments.
Figures show that there are now over 6,000 extra Universal Credit claimants as compared to before the Coronavirus epidemic. See the full article here.
It’s the 5-week wait issue again. the DWP are facing pressure to turn the loan issued to claimants to tide them over into a grant. See the full story here.
See this article about a new DWP rent payment scheme where rent is paid direct to a landlord from Universal Credit payments.
The DWP have lost their appeal regarding reductions in benefits when transferring to Universal Credit. See the full story.
See this article regarding the rules around claiming both Universal Credit and self-employment grant.
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.
Read this article explaining that rent arrears, alongside other deductions, will be suspended until May 10.