This is the fourth 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:
- People accruing housing costs when they cannot move
- Claimants in receipt of a personal independence payment (PIP) being refused an extension
- Claimants in receipt of severe disability premium transitioning on to universal credit in error
- Claimants of legacy benefits considering moving to UC because of the temporary increase in amounts