Families with disabled children wrongly told they face benefit cut

Thousands of letters warning of £500-a-week benefit cap are sent to thousands of households, including families with disabled children that will not be affected

Charities say that 2,000 families with disabled children have been wrongly targeted. Enver Solomon, policy director at The Children’s Society, said: “What should have been a smooth transition is in danger of becoming a fiasco because of rushed implementation of an ill-thought-out policy. Thousands of families could be left confused, totally in the dark or alarmed because of misinformation.”

He added: “They will be given no information about how much they stand to lose. It also appears that thousands of families will be told incorrectly they may be affected, including those with disabled children who are exempt.”

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