Tag Archives: Benefits appeals

DWP wrong to deny Benefits appeals

Independent Living blog post, 8 Aug 2017: Benefit appeals timed out unlawfully The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been acting unlawfully in stopping people taking disability benefit appeals to tribunal, three senior judges have ruled. Recent judgement in … Continue reading

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‘Outrageous interference’ with rule of law as DWP sets 80% benefit appeal rejection target

politics.co.uk blog post, by Natalie Bloomer, 16 May 2017: ‘Outrageous interference’ with rule of law as DWP sets 80% benefit appeal rejection target “Since 2013, benefit claimants who wish to appeal against a decision made by the DWP have had … Continue reading

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New PIP appeals guide

Advicenow produced a new PIP appeals guide on 26 May 2016: How to Win a PIP Appeal This guide is for everybody who got thinks the DWP made the wrong decision about their application for PIP. It is produced by … Continue reading

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The government is skewing benefits appeals against disabled people

Guardian article by Frances Ryan, 18 May 2016: The government is skewing benefits appeals against disabled people A new army of ‘presenting officers’ is to help the Department of Work and Pensions at benefit tribunals, while the disabled person making … Continue reading

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Denial of PIP leads to stressful appeals, 61% successful

Mirror article, by Rob Merrick, 6 April 2016:  Thousands of disabled claimants wrongly barred from Personal Independence Payments Huge numbers of disabled people are being wrongly denied Personal Independence Payments (PIP), tribunals are ruling. A staggering 61% of rejected claims … Continue reading

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Disability entitlements for hearings and appeals

ME is listed in the Equal Treatment Bench Book which contains guidance on Equality & Diversity issues for the judiciary, this includes Tribunal Chairs.   Unfortunately the judiciary are often unaware of the Equal Treatment Bench Book and need to have … Continue reading

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50% of GPs charge for evidence to support Sickness Benefit Appeals

The Welfare News Service reports that: Half of GP surgeries are charging sick and disabled benefit claimants who request medical evidence to support a benefit appeal, a survey by the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) has found. The CAB say that … Continue reading

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