Most low-income families battling to survive will get a long overdue boost to weekly payments for their children on April 1, Newsroom reports. But other, slightly better-off families will get not so much, and some families will actually see a reduction. “Children’s needs don’t suddenly reduce because their parents become so poor that they qualify for an adult benefit,” says Susan St John, arguing that the changes coming on April 1 are just an overdue inflation catch-up.

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