Universal Credit: DWP confirms 'personalised' help and split payments for 'vulnerable'

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Universal Credit and also in Central Government, Finance, Housing

'Vulnerable' claimants will get personalised help with their Universal Credit claims, and some may even continue to see their housing benefits paid directly to their landlords, ministers have confirmed today. Split payments between different household members could also be considered. The Government was last week accused of failing to clearly define what it means by 'vulnerable'. However, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) today cited people with a history of addiction, mental health conditions or those at risk of domestic abuse as potential examples of v...

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