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RSS FeedsSingle Parents More Likely To Suffer `Unfair` Benefit Sanctions, Research Finds
(World News UK)


17 april 2018 01:37:58

Single Parents More Likely To Suffer `Unfair` Benefit Sanctions, Research Finds
(World News UK)

Single parents are more likely to have their benefits unfairly withdrawn than any other type of claimant, new research reveals today. Gingerbread, the single parents charity, found those bringing up children by themselves were more likely to successfully appeal against so-called “sanctions”. The charity’s analysis of latest Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) data, seen first by HuffPost UK and BBC Radio 5 Live, shows 62% of single parent sanctions were overturned when formally challenged, compared with 55% for other claimants. One single mother on Universal Credit told HuffPost she was forced to choose between food, gas and electric after being sanctioned for three...
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