JSA for the victims of domestic violence

With the winding down of Income Support, we are losing the main residual benefit that is available for people with very low income who don’t fit other pre-set categories. The DWP have announced a new rule, “easing” conditions for JSA claimants who have been victims of domestic violence. “Victims will be offered a period of support without worrying about looking for work.” This is very much to be welcomed, and I hope the precedent will be extended to others in catastrophic or unpredictable situations.

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