Assessment denies disability benefit to woman with rare disease because she has a degree

NOTE: This post is relevant to all people with disabilities who may wish to claim PIP or ESA benefits. Read on whether your disability is a result of one of many diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's or another illness, or has another cause.   PIP assessments, and the people that carry them out, are … Continue reading Assessment denies disability benefit to woman with rare disease because she has a degree

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 UK`s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)has backed down over the way it looks … Continue reading Disability benefit: Government finally succumbs to judges’ decision

Disability benefit: It seems even honesty doesn’t pay

A paraplegic woman who got a job for eight hours a week, which is allowed under UK welfare benefit rules, has had her Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) stopped, despite having got permission of the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) – according to The Independent newspaper. It seems to be another example of bureaucratic … Continue reading Disability benefit: It seems even honesty doesn’t pay