legacy benefits

Universal credit switchover risks pushing people into ‘destitution’, charities warn
Welfare system

Universal credit switchover risks pushing people into ‘destitution’, charities warn

From this week letters will give claimants a deadline to apply for universal credit – and the DWP will be able to stop their existing benefits if they do not apply in time.

Universal credit switch will leave up to 900,000 benefit claimants worse off
Social Justice

Universal credit switch will leave up to 900,000 benefit claimants worse off

The DWP has announced it is resuming moving legacy benefit claimants over to universal credit after a pause due to Covid.

DWP tries to scrap promise to report impact of universal credit
welfare system

DWP tries to scrap promise to report impact of universal credit

An independent welfare watchdog expressed alarm that the government was trying to remove scrutiny from the ongoing move to universal credit

‘A national scandal’: High court rejects appeal to keep disability benefits in line with universal credit
welfare system

‘A national scandal’: High court rejects appeal to keep disability benefits in line with universal credit

High Court rules millions of legacy benefits claimants won’t get backdated payments
Welfare system

High Court rules millions of legacy benefits claimants won’t get backdated payments

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DWP discriminated against disabled people in switch to universal credit, says court
Universal Credit

DWP discriminated against disabled people in switch to universal credit, says court

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