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DWP jobseeker’s agreement found unlawful

Judge brands DWP jobseeker’s agreement ‘unlawful’, after action by disabled claimant  [Disability news service report 14 Nov 2014] A judge has told the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) that part of the agreement signed by out-of-work benefit claimants does … Continue reading

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Consultation on Welsh alternative to Independent Living Fund (ILF)

The Welsh Government will step in to support more than 1,600 severely disabled people in Wales who currently rely on a UK Government fund for their care needs when it closes next year, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford … 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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