Benefits and Work: October newsletter available now

The October Benefits and Work newsletter is now published

Claimants to be made homeless plus MP apologises to B&W

“Whilst the government is busy rescuing the mortgages of millions of homeowners with one hand, with the other it has quietly set a trap to take many disabled claimants homes away from them after two years on benefits.

The new, harsh work capability assessment to be introduced this month will result in many thousands of sick and disabled claimants being found capable of work and forced onto Jobseekers Allowance. But from next April, it has been announced, new JSA claimants will have their mortgage interest paid for just two years. Repossession seems the only possible outcome for many disabled claimants in a diminishing jobs market…”

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