Strategic advice & funding for housing, care & support providers

Contact us now to discuss your requirements

    The Chartered Institute of Housing has said the government’s plans to make people wait seven days before they’re entitled to benefits is “worse than the poor law”.Coins

    The Social Security Advisory Committee is currently cons ulting on the proposals which George Osborne first announced in June 2013, reports Inside Housing.

    The seven day wait would occur on top of the month and seven days is the current wait for universal credit claimants who make a claim before receiving benefits.

    Sam Lister, policy and practice officer at the CIH, said the institute has ‘serious concerns’ about the proposal. He said: “The vast majority of people who will be claiming universal credit have […] nothing to fall back on. Even under the old poor law, which the welfare state superseded and dates back to 1590, refusing support to someone who was destitute was unlawful.”

    A spokesperson for the Department for Work and Pensions said: “Benefits are not intended to provide financial support for very brief breaks in employment.”

    What do you think of this? Tweet us your comments @suppsolutions

    Image source: http://www.freeimages.com/photo/1444041

    October 10, 2014 by Laura Matthews Categories: Benefits

    Latest Briefing

    Introduction The National Statement of Expectations for Supported Housing (NSE) was finally published on 20 October 2020, five years after the 2015 Comprehensive Spending Review suggested regulatory and oversight changes were needed, although in 2018 the government >>>

     

    Customer endorsement

    How to Fund Housing Support and Social Care Services

    Good clear delivery of some complicated information.

    Jaqui Smith -  Young Womens Housing Project

    Quick Contact