Jumping through hoops for the DWP

Jumping through hoops for the DWP

Frankie told me that it had taken two whiskies for him to be able to leave the house in order to get to the jobcentre. His mental health problems include severe anxiety and agoraphobia, and, although he has been off drugs and clean for three years, he was worried that...
Has the Benefit Cap cut your housing benefit?

Has the Benefit Cap cut your housing benefit?

Benefits are supposed to reflect actual living costs. Of course they are pretty mean – you are not expected to be able to enjoy yourself or even maintain a decent standard of living – but if a household gets large amounts in benefits, this is because there are extra...