5,700 PIP Claimants Turned Away From Assessments Due To Staff Shortages

An answer to a written question to The Work & Pensions Secretary has revealed that, in 2018, 5,700 Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claimants attended their

New Assessment System Could Lose You TWO Benefits At Once

Last week, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd announced that her department was looking into combining the health assessments for certain benefits into one. However,

7,990 DIE within 6 months of PIP claim rejection. Over 5,000 terminal claimants don’t receive decision

Minister for Disabled People, Sarah Newton MP has revealed that between 2013 and 2018 over 73,000 claimants died within 6 months of making their Personal

NAO finds Motability overcharged by £390 million

Motability, the company which supplies cars to people with disabilities has been accused of overcharging customers by £390 million over the past 10 years. The

Two in Three Personal Independence Payment decisions overturned at Tribunal since 2013

A Freedom of Information request has shown that since Personal Independence Payment (PIP) came into being in 2013, over two-thirds of cases that go to

My claim for PIP and the high standard assessments as set by the DWP.|By Stuart

Stuart's lastest entry. I do not edit or censor Stuart's entries as I feel it's better to let him write his opinion from inside the

DWP require proof of domestic abuse before they’ll help you.

“The claimant must move out of the household and is required to provide written evidence to their work coach that they are receiving help for domestic abuse before the easement can be granted.” This is the shocking statement made by Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Continue Reading

DVLA News, Why I’m worried about my son & The #FoodBankChallenge boom

It’s been too long since I’ve given everyone an update on what’s going on with me, so here we go. DVLA Progress? On the 29th of May I finally received the elusive forms the DVLA claimed to have sent me in April. It transpires, going by the form, that the Continue Reading

Jackie’s Story – The DWPs’ determination to class me as fit to work.

Jackie’s own words on how the DWP have repeatededly overturned decisions classing her to unfit to work. Harrowing harassment from a government agency

Foodbanks in full Universal Credit areas see 52% increase in use and are feeling the strain.

Trussell Trust year end report makes for stark reading. Foodbanks UK wide are running out and need our help and High Grant comes to the aid of another foodbank.

UC Health Assessor reported me to DVLA & JCP Overrule Powers

If you saw my twitter timeline on Saturday afternoon you’ll know I had my driving licence revoked. And I didn’t take it well. To lay a bit of background I’ll explain a few things. I had a Work Capability Assesment in January of this year. I was found fit to Continue Reading

A Million Disabled People Sanctioned Since 2010

A four-year study by University of Kent lecturer Ben Baumberg Geiger & the Demos cross party think tank, has found that disabled claimants receiving Job Seekers Allowance, (JSA), were 26-53% more likely to be sanctioned than claimants who were not.In just ten years they found that; disabled people have been hit with OVER 1 million sanctions.

Universal Credit and Sanctions

What are sanctions? Sanctions are where you get some or all of your money stopped if you are on: Employment and Support Allowance, (ESA), Job Seekers Allowanace, (JSA), or Universal Credit, (UC). They of were brought in by the Labour Government, but there has been a spike in the use Continue Reading

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