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Lack of web access leaves many people at risk of missing out on welfare benefits
9:49am Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
YORK Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) has warned many people will be denied benefits because they do not have access to the Internet.
A study by the CAB has revealed 31 per cent of working age people in York do not have access to the web.
The bureau is launching a report, “Access Denied”, at its annual general meeting at 5pm today at the city council’s West Offices in York.
A spokeswoman said claimants for Universal Credit, the flagship policy of the Government’s welfare reform programme replacing a range of benefits, would be expected to apply online.
“The study has revealed many people will be put at risk of missing out,” she said.
“When considering disabled people and those living with mental health problems, the risk level rises sharply with an estimated 53 per cent not able to access the internet.”
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