Universal Credit: 580,000 People Risk Losing Benefit Payments In Next Roll Out Of Reforms

Demands for government to halt programme as its own data shows 'worryingly high' numbers drop off social security system

As many as 580,000 people could lose out on benefits payments in the changeover to Universal Credit, leaving vulnerable and hard-up families in crisis.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is currently rolling out the government’s flagship benefits reform programme and is due to move 2 million more claimants onto Universal Credit next year.

But the latest data shows that a “worryingly high” rate of claims are not being successfully processed onto the new...
source: The Huffington Post

2018-10-11 02:29
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