Tag Archives: Benefits

DBC Universal Credit survey – your experiences needed

Universal Credit survey launched!       October 31, 2018 The  Disability Benefits Consortium has launched a Universal Credit survey  #UCandme so that we can find out more about the experiences of disabled people and people with long term health conditions. [WAMES is a … Continue reading

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Outcry that the UK Government continues to delay changes to PIP

Disability Rights UK blog post, 20 April 2018: DWP to decide PIP claims using unlawful and discriminatory rules until summer 2018 In December 2017, a High Court decision found that PIP mobility component regulation changes, which affected those with psychological … Continue reading

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Big Benefits Survey 2017

Big Benefits Survey 2017: The Disability Benefits Consortium (of which WAMES is a member) wants to find out more about disabled people’s experiences of applying for and getting benefits. This will help us campaign to make sure the system is fair for … Continue reading

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Has your MP signed Early Day Motion to annul ESA changes?

Parliament UK Early Day Motion 992: That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit (Miscellaneous Amendments and Transitional and Savings Provisions) Regulations (S.I., 2017, No. 204), dated 23 February … Continue reading

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Disability benefits cuts should be delayed, MPs say

www.parliament.uk, 3 Feb 2017: Additional financial support needed before lower benefit rate introduction The Work and Pensions Committee report, published 3 Feb 2017: says that, if the Department is to press ahead with introducing a lower rate of benefit for new claimants … Continue reading

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Work, health & disability consultation ends 17 Feb 2017

This green paper sets out the government’s proposals on ways to halve the disability employment gap for disabled people and people with long-term health conditions.   The paper is available in full and short versions, plus there are easy to read … Continue reading

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Take part in a survey of your experiences of benefits, WCA, getting support to work

Disability Wales request your help in responding to the DWP. That’s because the Department for Work and Pensions has produced a Green Paper, ‘Improving Lives: Work, Health and Disability’, which outlines the steps that it wants to take to halve … Continue reading

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Work capability assessment overhaul planned for disabled

BBC news article, 30 October 2016: Work capability assessment overhaul for disabled The scheme that assesses claimants of disability benefits faces a major overhaul, following claims by a charity that it is “fundamentally flawed”. A consultation on reforming the Work … Continue reading

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DWP agrees to set target for benefit underpayments

Disability Rights UK blog post, 8 Aug 2106: DWP agrees to set target for benefit underpayments The Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, Frank Field MP, has welcomed the DWP’s change of heart on a target for benefit underpayments. … Continue reading

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Biopsychosocial’ basis for benefit cuts is ‘cavalier, unevidenced and misleading’

Disability news service news article, by John Pring, 9 June 2016: ‘Biopsychosocial’ basis for benefit cuts is ‘cavalier, unevidenced and misleading’ The research that successive governments have relied on to justify slashing disability benefits over more than a decade is riddled with … Continue reading

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