Mind the gaps - briefing 10

Post date: 
24 July 2020

This is the tenth in a series of regular briefings, Mind the Gaps, which highlight some of the gaps in support that exist for children and families affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Evidence of these gaps is drawn from our Early Warning System (EWS) which collects case studies from frontline practitioners working directly with families on the problems they are seeing with the social security system.

This briefing focuses on migrants, and specifically:

  • EU nationals facing right to reside issues
  • Women who experience domestic violence being denied access to benefits
  • Problems retaining ‘worker’ status
  • Problems with DWP administration and appeal processes causing further delays