Economy, Welfare to Work

Will welfare reform impoverish families

Incapacity Benefit Reform

A new report has warned that government reforms to incapacity benefits will hit Wales harder than any other part of country leaving many families impoverished.

The new study, carried out by researchers at Sheffield Hallam University warns that 600,000 people look set disappear from the benefits system altogether across the UK and in many cases will have to rely on family members for financial support.

Amongst the worst hit regions of the country are Wales and Scotland.

Approximately 65,000 people in Wales will lose their incapacity awards due to the changes. It is thought that whilst 20,000 of these will transfer to jobseekers allowance, 45,000 look set to lose all their benefits. With the addition of new claimants denied benefit, the report estimates that the headline total of 180,000 men and women on incapacity benefits in Wales is likely to be cut by 75,000 by 2014.

See the full report here……..

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  1. this whole situation is a joke

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