In September 2015, the Northern Housing Consortium (NHC) submitted evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee inquiry into the timeliness and accuracy of delivery by the DWP. The potential problems that can arise when benefits are delayed or underpaid include people resorting to food banks for emergency food rations.
NHC members submitted information around the following areas:
• Organisations experiences to date
• Evidence of the impact on claimants as a result of benefit delays and/errors
• How DWP are delivering benefits and Universal Credit payments and problems/issues that claimants and organisations are experiencing.
• Case Studies
The NHC submission can be viewed here.