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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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DBC says PIP benefit is leading to ill-health & isolation for disabled people

Disability Benefits Consortium blog post, 13 September 2017: Failing benefits system leads to ill-health and isolation for disabled people A benefit designed to support disabled people is making their health worse and leaving them isolated, according to new research from over … 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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Charities’ plea over Personal Independence Payments

BBC news article, 15 March 2017: Charities’ plea over Personal Independence Payments The chief executives of more than 30 charities have written to ministers urging them not to restrict access to a disability benefit. The rules around Personal Independence Payments, … Continue reading

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DBC big benefits survey – your experiences needed

Big Benefits Survey 2017 The Disability Benefits Consortium invites everyone who has applied for benefits to take part in their survey. Your views are important and will help them to tell the Government about ongoing problems and issues with the … Continue reading

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Motion to postpone ESA cuts passed, but not binding on UK government

  Five Tory MPs joined opposition MPs, on 17 Nov 2016, in voting for a backbench motion calling on the government to postpone a proposed cut in employment and support allowance (ESA). The motion, which was passed by 127 votes to … Continue reading

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DBC seek PIP 20 metre case studies

Disability Rights UK blog post, 5 July:  DBC seek PIP 20 metre case studies The Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC), of which Disability Rights UK is a member, is collating a dossier of anonymised case studies on PIP to support its … Continue reading

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It is ‘not value-for-money’ to collect vital PIP stats on 20-metre rule, says DWP

Disability news article, by John Pring, 12 May 2016: It is ‘not value-for-money’ to collect vital PIP stats on 20-metre rule, says DWP Two disabled peers have criticised ministers for refusing to collect figures that would demonstrate the impact of … Continue reading

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Moving from DLA to PIP: impact survey needs participants

Disability Rights UK news report, 11 May 2016: Moving from DLA to PIP: DBC impact survey 11 May 2016 This Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) survey is about the experiences of people who were claiming Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and then … Continue reading

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UK Government agrees to talks about PIP 20 metre mobility criterion

Guardian article: Disabled people deserve a fairer interpretation of their mobility than this arbitrary 20 metre rule, by Celia Thomas, 10 May 2016 My successful Lords motion calls for the government to make the rules on the PIP benefit fairer for people … Continue reading

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