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Mind the gaps - briefing 8

26 June 2020
This is the eighth 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.

Mind the gaps - briefing 7

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.

Supporting families during the Covid-19 pandemic

04 June 2020
The government has acted quickly to protect people’s economic livelihoods during the covid-19 pandemic. However, as raised in our previous Covid-19 briefing (March 2020), there is still no additional financial support beyond free school meal vouchers for families with children, despite these households facing significant extra costs.

Early Warning System E-Bulletin - April 2020

April 2020
Social Insecurity: how the outbreak is affecting your cases. Summary of queries received by the Early Warning System during the covid-19 pandemic. Topics covered include universal credit whilst on furlough, awaiting self-employment grant or facing the habitual residence test, plus problems claiming new-style ESA and more.

David Webster (University of Glasgow) briefings on benefit sanctions

27 April 2020
Dr David Webster is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow (Urban Studies) at the University of Glasgow.

Challenging WCA Decisions (London) 21 January 2021

21st January 2021
London
The work capability assessment applies in both universal credit (UC) and employment and support allowance (ESA). Claimants who fail the assessment can challenge that on appeal, but need support and...

Disability Rights Handbook, 2020/21

£36.00
The Disability Rights Handbook provides a comprehensive guide to social security and related benefits for all disabled people, their families, carers and advisers.

Challenging WCA decisions (London) Monday 17 February 2020

17th February 2020
London
The work capability assessment (WCA) applies in both employment and support allowance (ESA) and universal credit (UC). Claimants who fail the WCA can challenge that on appeal, but need support...

CPAG legal action leads to full arrears for disabled claimants

18 July 2018
Child Poverty Action Group welcomes the Work and Pensions Secretary’s announcement today that arrears for up to 70,000 disabled people who were underpaid when they were moved from incapacity benefit (IB) to employment and support allowance (ESA) will be backdated to the date that they moved to ESA.