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Comment from poverty charity on rise in the numbers of people affected by the benefit cap

  • 03/08/2017

National poverty charity Turn2us has commented on today’s publication of the benefit cap caseload statistics by the Department for Work and Pensions, which have shown a dramatic rise in people affected by the benefit cap.

Simon Hopkins, Chief Executive of Turn2us, said:

“When people contact us to find out what welfare benefits they are entitled to, those affected by the benefit cap are often shocked as many are left with only a few pounds for housing costs.

“Trying to work out how they are going to put a roof over their heads with just a few pounds a week is bewildering.

“This is the reality of the benefit cap for many.”

Turn2us has also emphasised the importance of anyone struggling with accessing benefits to seek its help at Turn2us.org.uk. It says that it can help people understand and access what they are entitled to.