DWP Rules over UC Payment After Death

Once again, we witness the callous nature of the Department for Work and Pensions which classes as person as dead from the beginning of their assessment period even if they die towards the end of that period.

This means that family members had to meet the cost of the housing rent for a period of three weeks as the Universal Credit payment was stopped from the beginning of the assessment period.  This is fundamentally wrong and highlights the cruel nature of the current system which is not fit for purpose.

The sooner the Scottish Parliament has the powers over social security the sooner we can build a system which has compassion and empathy at its core.  This is something which is clearly lacking from this UK Government and I will be writing to the Minister to ask they sort out this issue.