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theguardian - 9 days ago

A third of claims since universal credit began made during pandemic

Charities say new figures show £20-a-week Covid benefit top-up should be extended beyond MarchCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe scale of the hardship caused by Covid-19 has been laid bare with new figures showing that more than a third of claims since universal credit was introduced have been made during the pandemic.The number of people claiming the payment has doubled since the start of the pandemic, according to data released by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Continue reading...


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