For those people receiving Severe Disability Premium (SDP), the rules are changing. See the full story here.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) confirms that a new online Personal Independence Payments (PIP) online system will be rolled out in the spring. However, it’s optional and is in addition to existing claim methods. Full story here.
You may be eligible for up to £4,600 Attendance Allowance if you have a disability like bad sight or hearing and you’re receiving a pension. And it’s not means-tested! Full story here.
Steve Webb explores the possibility of a widow losing their benefit if they are living with someone else in this article.
Read this story about a man who died of hunger after the DWP removed his Employment Support Allowance (ESA) grant.
Read this story which explains how certain State Pensioners can get reductions in Council Tax.
Some people are failing to receive the support they deserve as a result of failings in the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). The government is being urged to look again. Full story here.
If you’re receiving Personal Independence Payments (PIP), you could be eligible to extra payments and other benefits. Click here for full story.
Read this story explaining that cold weather payments of £25 are to be made to those eligible.