Universal credit

June 2024 payment dates for DWP benefits – plus changes to universal credit
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Benefits

June 2024 payment dates for DWP benefits – plus changes to universal credit

Here's what you need to know about what to expect from your benefits in June 2024, including when you might be paid by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and who might see an increase to their benefits
'We're at breaking point': Food banks see record number of first-time users as demand soars
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Food banks

'We're at breaking point': Food banks see record number of first-time users as demand soars

DWP sparks outcry with plan to hire 2,500 'agents' to investigate universal credit claimants
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Benefit fraud

DWP sparks outcry with plan to hire 2,500 'agents' to investigate universal credit claimants

Universal credit changes risk pushing vulnerable benefit claimants 'into crisis', DWP warned
Universal credit

Universal credit changes risk pushing vulnerable benefit claimants 'into crisis', DWP warned

Applying for DWP benefits is 'soul-destroying' and 'unnecessarily difficult', study finds
Benefits

Applying for DWP benefits is 'soul-destroying' and 'unnecessarily difficult', study finds

Letters: Benefits system does need reforming – but not in the way Rishi Sunak thinks
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Letters

Letters: Benefits system does need reforming – but not in the way Rishi Sunak thinks

Letters: I'm autistic and the DWP's benefit reforms make me very scared for the future
Letters

Letters: I'm autistic and the DWP's benefit reforms make me very scared for the future

Millions missing out on £23billion in unclaimed DWP benefits – an average of £2,700 per person
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Benefits

Millions missing out on £23billion in unclaimed DWP benefits – an average of £2,700 per person

Millions of families on universal credit worse off by £1,400 a year, experts say: 'It needs to change'
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Universal credit

Millions of families on universal credit worse off by £1,400 a year, experts say: 'It needs to change'

DWP could be 'fantastic' under Labour, says ex-minister Stephen Timms: 'Don't write the DWP off'
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Politics

DWP could be 'fantastic' under Labour, says ex-minister Stephen Timms: 'Don't write the DWP off'

Jeremy Hunt’s last-minute household support fund reprieve is too little, too late
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Sabine Goodwin

Jeremy Hunt’s last-minute household support fund reprieve is too little, too late

'There was no way out': Survivors of domestic abuse forced to stay with abusers or face destitution
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Cost of living crisis

'There was no way out': Survivors of domestic abuse forced to stay with abusers or face destitution

'It's a win-win solution': Building social housing could add £50bn to UK economy, study finds
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Housing crisis

'It's a win-win solution': Building social housing could add £50bn to UK economy, study finds

More than half of people on universal credit going without food because they can't afford it
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Food banks

More than half of people on universal credit going without food because they can't afford it

Millions on universal credit left cold, without food and in debt – because the system is failing us
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Helen Barnard

Millions on universal credit left cold, without food and in debt – because the system is failing us

Jobcentre work coach driven to suicide attempt by 'bullying' culture at DWP: 'I felt worthless'
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Department for Work and Pensions

Jobcentre work coach driven to suicide attempt by 'bullying' culture at DWP: 'I felt worthless'

Disabled benefit claimants recall 'cruel and traumatic' DWP video assessments: 'It's no way to live'
Video call assessments can be a stressful process for DWP claimants.
DWP

Disabled benefit claimants recall 'cruel and traumatic' DWP video assessments: 'It's no way to live'

Cost of living crisis sees more and more children seeking mental health help: 'I feel like a burden'
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Mental health

Cost of living crisis sees more and more children seeking mental health help: 'I feel like a burden'

Most people who use food banks are disabled. We can do better than this – and we must
trussell trust food banks
Heather Buckingham

Most people who use food banks are disabled. We can do better than this – and we must

'An absolute disgrace': Benefit claimants share stories of being plunged into debt by DWP
DWP
The Big Issue

'An absolute disgrace': Benefit claimants share stories of being plunged into debt by DWP

DWP falsely accuses single mum of owing £12,000 – when they actually owe her money
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Benefits

DWP falsely accuses single mum of owing £12,000 – when they actually owe her money

How to get help with childcare if you are on universal credit
Childcare

How to get help with childcare if you are on universal credit

5 ways to fix a broken UK – from universal credit to an urgent general election
UK prime minister Rishi Sunak
Hope for 2024

5 ways to fix a broken UK – from universal credit to an urgent general election

DWP faces 'crisis' as staff driven to 'depression' and 'sickness' amid mounting pressure
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Department for Work and Pensions

DWP faces 'crisis' as staff driven to 'depression' and 'sickness' amid mounting pressure

Families left with 'nothing' as cost of living payments fail to cover essentials: 'My bank account is empty'
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Cost of living crisis

Families left with 'nothing' as cost of living payments fail to cover essentials: 'My bank account is empty'