This is the second in a series of weekly 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 covers:
- Families not receiving the recent uplifts in benefits due to the benefit cap
- Confusion regarding entitlement to benefits
- Gaps in financial protection for some claimants who are bereaved
Please note the briefing was updated on 24 April to clarify a point on temporary changes to tax credits.