Change to benefit payday may catch claimants unprepared

Vaux, Gary
January 2009
Community Care;1/22/2009, Issue 1754, p23
The article reports on the British government's decision to shift the days that claimants will receive benefits, and presents its implications. The result will be that some claimants may be left for two to three weeks without any benefit income, except for a repayable loan. The change will affect families and individuals who are receiving income support, incapacity benefits, job seekers allowance, severe disablement allowance, bereavement benefit or widows benefit.


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