Automated welfare screening system factors in a person's age when assessing claims for potential fraud.
School Clothing Grant rises to £120 for every primary school pupil and £150 for every secondary pupil.
"The UK is suffering from a growing Tory poverty crisis - with the worst levels of any country in north west Europe."
Until now, a surviving partner could only claim support if they and their spouse were married or in a civil partnership.
Current government policies are expected to contribute to an increase in child poverty.
DWP admit to cold-calling vulnerable and disabled people and pressurising them into accepting lower benefit payments.
UK Government facing mounting pressure to scrap planned cuts to Universal Credit.
Self-employed could be hit by a double whammy of cuts to Universal Credit payments.
Campaigners welcome "significant step forward for compassion and common sense."