Mind the gaps - briefing 7

Post date: 
11 June 2020

This is the seventh in a series of  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:

  • Ill and disabled claimants losing out due to delays in work capability assessments
  • Claimants left without any income while the DWP investigates cases of fraud