Tag Archives: Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice & MPs call for Universal Credit ‘pause’

BBC news article, 11 Sep 2017: Citizens Advice calls for Universal Credit ‘pause’ A charity has called for a suspension in the expansion of a major benefit reform because it says families risk being pushed into a spiral of debt… … Continue reading

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DR UK says all ESA claimants should be exempt from the benefit cap

Disability Rights UK blog post, 8 August 2016: DR UK says all ESA claimants should be exempt from the benefit cap While some disabled people are exempt from the benefit cap – including those receiving DLA or PIP or support … Continue reading

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Welfare system causing hardship in Wales says CAB

A report, One Day at a Time launched 8 July 2014 by Citizens Advice Cymru highlights that many of the most vulnerable in Wales are being forced into hardship due to the biggest changes to the welfare system in over sixty … Continue reading

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CAB Briefing for MPs on Mandatory Reconsideration (ESA)

Summary: Cutting off people’s employment and support allowance (ESA) benefits while DWP give a second opinion on their claim is adding an unnecessary administrative burden, causing stress and leaving some people with no income for a significant period of time. … Continue reading

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Large drop in ESA appeals

Minister of State for disabled people, Mike Penning, proudly announced on the 12th June Daily Politics show that Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) appeals receipts had dropped by 89% from the same period in 2013.   Benefits and works comments: … Continue reading

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50% of GPs charge for evidence to support Sickness Benefit Appeals

The Welfare News Service reports that: Half of GP surgeries are charging sick and disabled benefit claimants who request medical evidence to support a benefit appeal, a survey by the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) has found. The CAB say that … Continue reading

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Helping people make the most of their money

Free Money Advice Service sessions delivered by Citizens Advice Cymru in Wales have been available since April 2011. Since the project started, over 5000 people have benefited from free money advice. They have delivered sessions from over 160 venues on … Continue reading

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