Tag Archives: DWP

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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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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PIP reassessments cause more than half DLA claimants to lose Motability rights

Disability news service blog post, by John pring, 6 July 2017: PIP reassessments cause more than half DLA claimants to lose Motability rights  More than half of those disabled people previously eligible for the Motability vehicle scheme have lost that … 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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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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PIP investigation – widespread dishonesty of nurse assessors

Disability news service, by John Pring, 26 January 2017: PIP INVESTIGATION: Assessment reports show widespread dishonesty by nurses Healthcare professionals who carry out face-to-face assessments of benefit claimants have lied, ignored written evidence and dishonestly reported the results of physical … Continue reading

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Discuss the DWP Green Paper on disability & employment at events 31 Jan & 7 Feb 2017

Disability Wales events: Discussing the DWP Green Paper How does the Government treat disabled people on ESA? How do employers treat disabled people in work or looking for work?  Tell Disability Wales! Have you been on Employment Support Allowance? Did … Continue reading

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Spending watchdog calls for ‘wide-ranging’ review of benefit sanctions

Disability news service blog post, by John Pring, 1 Dec 2016: Spending watchdog calls for ‘wide-ranging’ review of benefit sanctions regime  The government has been heavily-criticised by the public spending watchdog for failing to investigate how its own sanctions regime … Continue reading

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Ministers set to force work-related activity on everyone in ESA support group 

Disability news service blog post by John Pring, 3 November 2016:  Ministers set to force work-related activity on everyone in ESA support group  The Department for Work and Pensions is considering forcing all sick and disabled people on out-of-work disability … Continue reading

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