With the number of new people having to go through the DWP machine, do we think this will impact the attitudes/prejudices of those who normally cast aspersion on benefit claimants?

On the news and social media new claimants are complaining about waiting times, wondering how they are going to survive on the little money they will get, talking about how stressful the process is at a time when they are already extremely stressed. Everyone on here can relate to these things. As disabled people, who have to rely on the DWP to survive, our lives are constantly marred by these issues.

Does anyone think this will start a dialogue, or change perception, post-COVID 19? Or could the stretching of the welfare system and increasingly limited resources reinforce blame and marginalisation of those who are long term claimants?