Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Social Tenants Who Claim Benefits Are Worried About Future Welfare Changes

Worryingly, over two-thirds (69%) of claimants living in social housing said they would feel more stressed about their financial situation if their benefits were to be cut or reduced, whilst nearly two in three (63%) fear they would have to cut back on food. Furthermore, almost three-fifths (58%) are concerned they may get into debt. Claimants also expressed uncertainty over Universal Credit. Over two-fifths (41%) said they feel unsure about this new benefit because of negative stories they’ve heard in the media.  Research further demonstrates how crucial welfare support is for those on lower incomes, with 88% of social tenants saying it has had a positive financial impact. Read more on Housingnet.

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