New benefit rules for people from E.U.

New benefit rules for people from E.U.

New rules which came into force on 7th May 2019 mean that EEA nationals whose only right to live in the UK is on grounds that they have been here for less than three months or they are here as a jobseeker or as a person who has ‘pre-settled status’ are not entitled to...
Benefits Changes

Benefits Changes

These are the Governments’s plans for benefits this year: Working age benefits like Universal Credit (standard) will be the same, so will Housing Benefit – the Government has frozen these rates until 2020. People in the ESA support group and those getting...
Government taken to Court over UC

Government taken to Court over UC

Universal Credit is now up and running in Wolverhampton for all new claims for adults (excluding PIP).New claims for ESA now come under the umbrella of Universal Credit. But severely disabled people without a carer are penalised under this system and losing between...
Get Active!

Get Active!

Loneliness and isolation are linked to poor health and wellbeing, especially in the colder months, older or disabled people can get quite isolated and go for days without seeing or speaking to anyone. Family carers also often do not get out and take some social time...
What to do about benefit sanctions

What to do about benefit sanctions

In the last 10 years, over a million disabled people have had their benefits stopped with sanctions.If this is you, and you had good reason to miss an appointment, appeal right away.You must ask for a Mandatory Reconsideration, and explain why you missed the...