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Labour urges rethink on mortgage benefits

Labour has warned that vulnerable people may struggle to pay their mortgages because of benefit changes. About 90,000 people on certain benefits claim support for mortgage interest (SMI) but from Friday the benefit will be replaced by government loans. Figures suggest 27,000 SMI recipients – 51% of those contacted – …

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The bereaved parents losing up to £100,000 in benefits

Some 3,500 people with children have qualified for the new bereavement support payment after the death of their partner, new figures show. Under the system, some are losing as much as £100,000 over time compared to its predecessor. Children who have lost a parent may not get the emotional support …

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