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Universal credit: Two-child benefit cap to be relaxed

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Amber Rudd will make her first major welfare speech on Friday Around 15,000 families with three or more children will not have their universal credit capped, the work and pensions secretary will say on Friday.A two-child limit on the benefit came into effect in April 2017 - but did not initially apply to claimants whose children were born before that date.This exemption was
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Unmarried mother Siobhan McLaughlin wins Supreme Court benefit case

[ad_1] Image caption Siobhan McLaughlin lived with her partner John Adams for 23 years and they had four children together An unmarried mother has won access to a Widowed Parent's Allowance (WPA) in a landmark Supreme Court ruling.Mother of four, Siobhan McLaughlin from County Antrim, lived with her partner for 23 years but never married. After her partner's death, she was denied money that her children would have been otherwise