Government attacked over continued failure to define 'vulnerable' in Universal Credit plans

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Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Universal Credit and also in Bill Payments, Central Government, Housing

The Government today reiterated its commitment to supporting "vulnerable claimants" in its response to the Work and Pensions Select Committee report into Universal Credit. But ministers have been criticised for their continued failure to provide a clear definition of what "vulnerable" actually means. Responding to the committee’s report – which welcomed the principles of Universal Credit – ministers outlined how claimants with "complex needs" will be supported with the move to...

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