Child Poverty Action Group briefing: Falling through the net – briefing 3 

This briefing by Child Action Poverty Group (CPAG) is the third in a series of regular briefings which highlight some of the persistent gaps in support that exist for children and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The briefing focuses on what CPAG argue are the persistent, unresolved issues, which are now affecting people in far greater numbers as more people seek help from our social security system to get by.

In this briefing:

  • families losing out on entitlement due to disability assessment delays;
  • families in work experiencing financial hardship due to the treatment of earnings in universal credit; and
  • families unable to access support through universal credit because they lack a National Insurance number.

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