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Massive boost to childcare payments marks first step in largest ever expansion of childcare
Universal Credit’s maximum childcare payments will rise nearly 50% – up to £1,630 per month – from 28 June.
Millions of people will benefit from specific support to look for work, acquire new skills and progress into better-paid jobs.
More than six million disabled people in the UK will receive their one-off £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment from 20 June.
A new £3.7 million employment programme will see mentors who have beat drug or alcohol addiction placed in Jobcentres to help others with dependencies recover and get back into work.
All pensioners on a low income should check if they qualify for Pension Credit in order to also receive a Cost of Living Payment.
From Monday next week those arriving from Sudan, including UK nationals and those with a valid UK immigration status, will be exempt from residency tests to ensure they can access benefits, social housing, and homelessness assistance on arrival in the UK.
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