Benefits for disabled people are in chaos, government admits delays

Introductions of two flagship benefits that affect people with disabilities are both behind schedule. The government department responsible has confirmed that the nationwide roll out is going slower than anticipated. The UK government’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed that Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is far behind schedule. This is the benefit brought … Continue reading Benefits for disabled people are in chaos, government admits delays

More flock to accuse disability assessors of lying

Isn’t it amazing how the number of people who choose to speak out about injustices multiply once the first reports are published Many more disabled people have come forward to describe how the healthcare professionals who assessed them for the UK government’s disability benefits lied in the reports they compiled. The benefits are paid to … Continue reading More flock to accuse disability assessors of lying

People with MS receiving higher rate mobility allowance slashed by almost half

Amazing and terrible figures about the differences in payments between two of the UK’s disability benefits have been uncovered by the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire Show by using the Freedom of Information Act. The differences relate to payments made through the Disabled Living Allowance which is being phased out in favour of the newer Personal Independence … Continue reading People with MS receiving higher rate mobility allowance slashed by almost half

‘Devastating’ benefit cuts could hit 10% of people with MS – and other disabilities too

One in ten people with multiple sclerosis in the UK could face cuts in government disability benefit payments, according to new figures published by the country’s MS Society. The figures reveal the severe extent of benefits cuts for people living with MS. And, I would say that it is highly likely that people living with … Continue reading ‘Devastating’ benefit cuts could hit 10% of people with MS – and other disabilities too

Paralympians fear losing their cars through government benefit cuts

Some of the British athletes, including two with multiple sclerosis, heading to Rio for the Paralympics fear losing their cars supplied through the Motability Scheme after being reassessed as part of the government’s programme of benefit cuts and reforms. This has been revealed by a member of the ParalympicsGB team - according to the Disability … Continue reading Paralympians fear losing their cars through government benefit cuts

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