Tag: Benefits
6 months ago
birminghammail.co.uk

Key dates for four DWP cost of living payments worth £1075 by end of March

Figures show people are already facing some tough times this year as the cost of living crisis shows no signs of lett...

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6 months ago
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DWP issues new update on PIP claims as 100,000 decisions changed before tribunal

Figures show the DWP has changed its mind in favour of the claimant on 28 per cent of total appeals before they reach...

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6 months ago
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DWP explains Universal Credit and ESA rules that can pay you both benefits at same time

How side-by-side benefit claims are affected and what are the advantages of getting both sets of benefits at once

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6 months ago
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DWP shares eight mistakes people make when failing to apply for Pension Credit

The DWP has done some 'myth-busting' on Pension Credit as it's believed 850,000 older people are missing out

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6 months ago
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PIP, DLA and ADP disability benefits are rising to new top amount of £184 a week

Disability benefits from the DWP and Social Security Scotland will be going up from April

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6 months ago
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DWP issues six key rules that could block access to £299 cost of living payment

8.2 million households urged to make sure they don't get hit by the 'zero payment' criteria

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6 months ago
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DWP claimants warned bank checks will immediately target two top fraud tricks costing £1bn a year

Benefits officials will first tackle the thousands of cheats committing the major causes of fraud in the welfare syst...

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6 months ago
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DWP can pay households up to £800 for cost of living in urgent cash crisis

Budgeting Advances and Budgeting Loans can be given in emergencies and these are the rules and criteria

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6 months ago
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DWP plans to 'spy on' bank accounts opposed as thousands say 'we must stop this'

"This is a major expansion of Government power that takes away our financial privacy like never before and does away ...

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6 months ago
inews.co.uk

'Unfair' child benefit to be reviewed by Hunt as Martin Lewis adds pressure

The Chancellor is considering changing the existing rules on how child benefit is withdrawn from higher earners

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6 months ago
manchestereveningnews.co.uk

DWP Cold Weather Payment postcode checker - map shows where households are due £25, £50 or £75 boost

The payments are worth £25 each time the temperature drops below zero for seven consecutive days

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6 months ago
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DWP Universal Credit plans 'on track' as millions face huge UK benefits overhaul

Most people will have gone through the process by March 2025 - with others having to wait longer

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6 months ago
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DWP confirms new PIP payment dates for claimants after changes to bank account credits

Normal benefit payment cycles were disrupted over the Christmas and New Year period

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6 months ago
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DWP set to issue response to calls for new living payments from April

The Government will make a formal statement following growing pressure for a new cost of living package in 2024-2025

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6 months ago
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DWP confirms cash limits for claiming Universal Credit, ESA, JSA, Housing Benefit, Income Support

New powers that will enable the DWP to monitor claimants' accounts for amounts over the capital threshold

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6 months ago
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New cold weather cash of £55 for heating costs is being paid out in parts of UK

Some areas are getting double the standard amount of the Cold Weather Payment and this is why

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6 months ago
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DWP confirms big changes for ESA claimants this year including extra cash from next month

Employment and Support Allowance claimants will get a payment boost - but many also face being moved to Universal Credit

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6 months ago
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Thousands of UK householders getting extra £55 in accounts by end of January

The Winter Heating Payment is paid in some parts of the UK to help low-income families with energy bills

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6 months ago
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DWP issues rules on savings for new account checks - plus full list of what's ignored

Banks will be asked to check where a person's assets exceed the 'capital limits' - and this is what it all means

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6 months ago
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DWP claimants warned over loopholes in account checks for £894m undeclared cash

The DWP believes some may take steps to try to dodge the crackdown

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6 months ago
inews.co.uk

Post Office was warned about Fujitsu IT software 13 years before Horizon scandal

The regulator of Fujitsu's benefits system claims the £1.5bn IT project suffered data errors like those that later hi...

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6 months ago
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Lloyds, Barclays, Natwest, Santander among banks that will check DWP claimants' accounts

Monzo and HSBC are also on the list of banks where the checks will be carried out

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6 months ago
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DWP issues list of all 15 banks where benefit claimants' accounts will be monitored

These banks and building societies receive more than 97 per cent of all payments to DWP claimants

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6 months ago
birminghammail.co.uk

New DWP cost of living payments proposed for millions of households from April

As the cost of living crisis continues - with no signs of going away anytime soon - low-income households say they st...

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6 months ago
manchestereveningnews.co.uk

Martin Lewis says 'people are angry' as single parents hit with 'unfair' charge

The money saving expert urged chancellor Jeremy Hunt to 'fix' the problem

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6 months ago
birminghammail.co.uk

New January update for DWP benefit claimants to claim £150 energy bill discount

Warm Home Discount rules have changed and you should have heard if you are eligible - here's what to do if you haven't

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6 months ago
manchestereveningnews.co.uk

DWP announces £800 average boost for families on Universal Credit or Housing Benefit

The government said around 1.6 million private renters will benefit from the change

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6 months ago
birminghammail.co.uk

The DWP and HMRC benefits listed in new bank account checks for fraud

List of benefits and allowances set to come under scrutiny for undeclared savings and earnings

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7 months ago
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New Year increases for every DWP benefit payment - full breakdown of 2024 rates

DWP payments will be going up from April for the new financial year and here's a comprehensive guide to the new amounts

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7 months ago
birminghammail.co.uk

DWP cost of living payment update as delay announced for thousands of households

More than 800,000 households will have to wait longer than others for their £299 cost of living payment

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7 months ago
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All the January payment changes including DWP benefits, National Insurance and energy price cap

A number of measures are coming into effect in January 2024 for UK households as everyone recovers from the financial...

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7 months ago
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Full list of DWP and HMRC payments due early this week because of New Year bank holidays

Universal Credit, State Pension and PIP are among the payments affected by the New Year extended holidays

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7 months ago
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DWP benefit claimants could get up to £500 compensation if hit by Christmas payment delays

Payment dates have changed for Christmas and some people have said they haven't yet had the cash in their accounts

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7 months ago
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DWP Christmas opening times for Universal Credit, PIP, DLA, ESA, State Pension and other benefits

All the opening times for benefit and pension helplines and offices over the Christmas and New Year period

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7 months ago
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DWP Universal Credit claimants will be up to £670 worse off from April despite benefit rise

The end of the cost of living payments will leave people having to manage on less - while others will see their incom...

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7 months ago
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Which DWP benefits are due to go in accounts today? Key dates of all the Christmas changes

Millions of people should be getting their payments much earlier because of the festive bank holidays

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7 months ago
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DWP says new bank account checks will take action on 'clear signals' of benefit fraud

Concerns have been raised that everyone on a State Pension will find their personal finances being probed by the Gove...

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7 months ago
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DWP plans massive shake-up as Universal Credit sickness claims surge by 300,000

Around a third of people claiming Universal Credit are now written off from working on health grounds but the process...

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7 months ago
birminghammail.co.uk

Everyone on State Pension told to take 'immediate action' to check if they're owed £5k

“Many pensioners have been left significantly out of pocket"

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