Cuts and freezes to benefits have made people "fear future cuts" and penalised hard-working taxpayers who have fallen on hard times, according to one union.
TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady also dismissed claims reforms have left people more secure as "ridiculous":
Iain Duncan Smith's claim to have made people feel more secure through his cuts to the welfare safety net is ridiculous.
Across the country people fear the bedroom tax, and harsh and unfair disability assessments. They are worried however hard they have worked and contributed, they will soon be made to wait five weeks before receiving any benefit if they lose their job.
The truth is that welfare fraud has just gone up, while millions of hard-working families have suffered from tax credit cuts and the child benefit freeze, and a whole new generation now fear future cuts to help for young people.
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