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Assessment complaints for disability benefit up nearly 900% in a year

Complaints about assessments for a key government disability benefit have rocketed by 880% in 12 months, according to official figures. It is a benefit paid to people with diseases like multiple sclerosis and those with other disabilities.
Yes, claimants’ complaints about […]

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Silly season lacks real news stories – whether general or about disabilities

It’s silly season right now. At least, it is in the UK and many other countries. In the US, it is called the slow news season. Elsewhere it can be called cucumber time, or another such term.
The reason, of course, […]

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People with Disabilities are Right to Fear a May Victory

Theresa May, Conservative.
So, the people of the UK are facing a second general election in two years. And people with multiple sclerosis and other disabilities are worried what the results of polling day may mean for them. It could give […]

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Disabilities: Government warned forced activities ‘could make health worse’

Plans for people with disabilities to be forced to undertake ‘mandatory activities’, even though they have already been assessed as being unfit for work, is being opposed by disability groups such as the MS Society.
It is good to see the […]

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President-elect Trump on Disabilities, what now?

What does the election of Donald Trump mean for people with disabilities such as multiple sclerosis?
Yes, two days ago the people of the U.S.A. decided who they wanted as their next President. They were faced with a difficult choice between […]

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Green Paper shows disability support plans

Earlier this week, on Monday October 31 to be exact. the UK government published its Work, Health and Disability Green Paper. Yes, believe it or not the government chose to publish it on Halloween. Hopefully that is not an omen […]

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Disabilities among party’s top priorities

Never missing a chance to secure more votes, the Republican Party is clearly seeking the support of people with disabilities by including a raft of pro-disability policies among its top priorities. Theoretically, that should be good for everyone with a […]

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Flat rate universal basic income plan for everyone whether in work, unemployed or with disabilities

 Swiss to vote on UBI on June 5.
Several countries around the world are talking about the idea of introducing Universal Basic Income (UBI), not to be confused with Universal Credit which is being introduced in the UK to replace several […]

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Access for people with disabilities. What is ‘reasonable’?

For the disabled, particularly anyone in a wheelchair, gaining access to buildings and all their facilities can still be more than a little difficult in the UK. The situation in other countries may be similar but, from what I have […]

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Stopping abuse of parking bays for disabled people

Not all physical disabilities, let alone the mental ones, are necessarily apparent to other people – and by ‘other people’ I include those of us who live with more obvious physical disabilities.
As just one example, let’s look at car parking […]

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