welfare system

My child was awarded disability benefits after five years of fighting. Why don't I feel victorious?
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Cathy Reay

My child was awarded disability benefits after five years of fighting. Why don't I feel victorious?

Cathy Reay never imagined that it would take five years to convince the DWP that her disabled child deserved to receive disability benefits. They were one of the lucky ones, she writes. The system is failing thousands of disabled people, often with far more dangerous consequences.
DWP ramps up AI use to 'bring the future to the welfare system' and push people into work
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Department for Work and Pensions

DWP ramps up AI use to 'bring the future to the welfare system' and push people into work

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

Even Suella Braverman wants to end the two-child benefit cap. Why is Labour refusing to budge?
Child poverty

Even Suella Braverman wants to end the two-child benefit cap. Why is Labour refusing to budge?

Letters: Rishi Sunak needs to educate himself on what it's like to be disabled
Letters

Letters: Rishi Sunak needs to educate himself on what it's like to be disabled

DWP crackdown on disability benefits is already causing 'unimaginable terror', MPs warn
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Disability benefits

DWP crackdown on disability benefits is already causing 'unimaginable terror', MPs warn

DWP sparks outcry as disabled people face end to cash benefits: 'This won't solve the UK's problems'
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Disability benefits

DWP sparks outcry as disabled people face end to cash benefits: 'This won't solve the UK's problems'

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

Long-term sickness cannot be fixed by tightening 'harsh' disability benefits system, experts warn
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Benefits

Long-term sickness cannot be fixed by tightening 'harsh' disability benefits system, experts warn

'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

'I have nothing': DWP takes millions from benefit claimants every year to pay for its own mistakes
benefits claimants hit with overpayments
Benefits

'I have nothing': DWP takes millions from benefit claimants every year to pay for its own mistakes

Rishi Sunak claims he's going to cut taxes by tightening benefits. Here's why it'll backfire badly
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Benefits

Rishi Sunak claims he's going to cut taxes by tightening benefits. Here's why it'll backfire badly

Tories accused of playing Big Brother with bill giving DWP powers to 'snoop' on bank accounts
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Department for Work and Pensions

Tories accused of playing Big Brother with bill giving DWP powers to 'snoop' on bank accounts

No excuse for shoplifting due to 'generous' UK benefits system, minister says. Here's the reality
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Cost of living crisis

No excuse for shoplifting due to 'generous' UK benefits system, minister says. Here's the reality

DWP using AI to assess benefit and universal credit claims poses 'significant risk', experts warn
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Benefits

DWP using AI to assess benefit and universal credit claims poses 'significant risk', experts warn

Benefits claimants to lose free NHS prescriptions if they refuse work: 'We will take your benefits away'
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Benefits

Benefits claimants to lose free NHS prescriptions if they refuse work: 'We will take your benefits away'

DWP plans for 'welfare cuts' slammed as 'utter evil' by disability campaigners
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Welfare reforms

DWP plans for 'welfare cuts' slammed as 'utter evil' by disability campaigners

Disabled people are trying to tell us how benefits system is killing them. It's time we listened
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Dr China Mills

Disabled people are trying to tell us how benefits system is killing them. It's time we listened

One million UK children experienced 'horrifying levels of destitution' last year, study finds
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Child poverty

One million UK children experienced 'horrifying levels of destitution' last year, study finds

I have a fear of walking. DWP put me through hell waiting for a disability benefits tribunal
Sarah Smithers
Disability benefits

I have a fear of walking. DWP put me through hell waiting for a disability benefits tribunal

Young man who died by suicide feared DWP would take disability benefits away
Josh, who struggled with DWP disability benefits
Disability benefits

Young man who died by suicide feared DWP would take disability benefits away

Panic attacks, pressure to 'ramp up numbers' and a 'bullying atmosphere': Life as a DWP disability benefits assessor
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Disability benefits

Panic attacks, pressure to 'ramp up numbers' and a 'bullying atmosphere': Life as a DWP disability benefits assessor

'I'm an amputee and the DWP reduced my disability benefits. I worried I would be homeless'
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Disability benefits

'I'm an amputee and the DWP reduced my disability benefits. I worried I would be homeless'

Exclusive: Disabled people are 'set up to fail' by the DWP in target-driven disability benefits system, whistleblowers reveal
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Disability benefits

Exclusive: Disabled people are 'set up to fail' by the DWP in target-driven disability benefits system, whistleblowers reveal

Everyone is afraid of poverty, so why haven't we declared war on it?
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John Bird

Everyone is afraid of poverty, so why haven't we declared war on it?