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Cut price defences – so government department doesn’t fear appeals

Many people believe it would cost the government less to pay disability benefits from the beginning, rather than face appeals.
The benefits, Employment and Support Allowance, and Personal Independence Payment, are claimed by people with disabilities. These include those of us […]

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Assessment disgrace: ‘Fit for work’ man dies before ESA appeal can be heard

Disability benefit assessors have been widely criticised for deciding wrongly that people are ‘fit to work’. The situation is a disgrace, the criticism is well deserved.
There have been a number of examples, but none more tragic than the case of […]

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Treasury minister blames disabled people who work for fall in productivity

Government policies relating to people with disabilities appear to be in even more disarray than usual. Once again, those with disabilities resulting from diseases such as multiple sclerosis, or any other cause, are under attack.
The department for work and pensions’ […]

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Assessments for disability benefits cause ‘terrifying insecurity’

A pressure group has warned that the government’s disability benefit assessments are the cause of “terrifying insecurity”. What’s more, it says assessments are driving disabled women to destitution, and even “hastening their deaths”.
The warning was given by WinVisible, a group […]

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Sickness and disability benefit errors to cost £500m to correct underpayments

Errors in working out benefit payments mean 75,000 claimants are owed money that will cost £500m to repay. That’s an average of more than £6,000 per person.
The UK’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) actually found the mistakes itself. And […]

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Disability benefit: Government finally succumbs to judges’ decision

A government benefits agency, faced with a legal defeat seven months ago, has at last backtracked. It has finally decided to abide by the judges’ ruling. It is now to change how it makes decisions about a key disability benefit.
The […]

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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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Universal credit not so universal after all, conflicting advice about ESA

People unable to work who try to claim universal credit can receive conflicting advice from different UK government officials. Some say the new benefit includes employment and support allowance (ESA), claimed by many with MS, other diseases and disabilities. However, […]

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Disability benefits stopped because government doesn’t understand variable conditions

It’s true. People with variable diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, have known this for some time. It has now been proved. The government does NOT understand variable conditions.
The UK’s Department of Work and Pensions’ (DWP) decision to deny the payment […]

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Doubt that ‘missing’ benefits letter was ever sent

Postal delivery services make mistakes. They all do, from time to time. To err is human and those services are run by …. wait for it …. humans.
Those services can deliver mail after a delay and sometimes, but extremely rarely, […]

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