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

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DWP Using Research Company Data To Snoop on Claimants

EXCLUSIVE – The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is using data collected by a not-for-profit social research organisation to compare to its own records so as to snoop on benefit claimants. Claimants have raised fears that they will be targeted for giving poor responses to the survey. The DWP Continue Reading

DWP Errors Cost £1.7 Billion in 2018 Says Report

The National Audit Office (NAO) has released its annual audit of the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) accounts. The government spending watchdog has reported that benefit payment errors are at their highest since 2005/06 and that the DWP is losing more money through its own errors than it does Continue Reading

A New Record! DWP Now Lose PIP Appeals 74% of the Time

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) faces further embarrassment after their latest figures show 74% of Personal Independence (PIP) claimants win when appealing their original benefit decision. Despite these figures, the under fire department decided to extended the contracts of the private assessment companies undertaking health assessments PIP. These Continue Reading

DWP Awards Disability Assessment Companies £600 Million Contract Extenstion

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are once again under fire after it emerged that they have paid out over £600 million to two private companies who carry out benefit health assessments. Atos and Maximus have had their contracts to carry out health assessments for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Continue Reading

MP Asks Human Rights Commission to Investigate Benefit Deaths

A Labour MP has written to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) asking them to investigate the circumstances around the high number of deaths following benefit claimants being found Fit for Work or having their benefits reduced or cut. Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams has written to Continue Reading

Over Half of Disabled Claimants Moved to PIP lose High Rate Mobility

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are facing further criticism following the release of yet another shocking statistic. In an answer to a written question it was revealed that 52% of claimants moved from Disability Allowance (DLA) to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) have had the high rate element of Continue Reading

Metro Newspaper Receives Huge Backlash Over DWP Ad

On the same day the United Nations report on Extreme Poverty was released. the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) embarked on their deceptive puff piece on Universal Credit. However, all did not go according to plan. Activists and unions send the host paper, the Metro Free Newspaper, a strong Continue Reading

UN Report Brands Austerity as “Ideological, Harsh & Uncaring” Part 1

Today saw the long awaited report from United Nations Special Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Professor Philip Alston. Alston visited the UK last November and was highly critical in his initial findings. The full report is damning about the Conservative’s use of austerity. Due to the length and Continue Reading

The Challenges of Being British and Muslim

This is a difficult time to be a Muslim. Whether in majority Muslim countries or as minorities Muslims are living under enormous and perhaps unprecedented strain. In Myanmar, for example, we have recently witnessed a genocide of Rohingya Muslims; In China Muslims are being rounded up in large numbers and Continue Reading

DWP Planning Covert Ad Campaign with Metro & BBC

It has emerged that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) plan to start a covert campaign to tackle “misinformation” about Universal Credit. A memo first revealed by the Guardian, talks of an unbranded wraparound advert on the Metro Newspaper and a BBC Two documentary they helped make. It is Continue Reading

Tim Farron Blames Jeremy Corbyn For Austerity – Selective Amnesia?

Former Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron seems to be suffering from a case of selective amnesia. Following the Lib Dem gains in the English Local Council Elections, Farron tweeted blaming Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn for being the “enabler of crushing austerity”. Has he forgotten that when in government, Continue Reading

MAXIMUS Fail Universal Credit Assessment Targets by Two-Thirds Over 4 Years

A written question to The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has revealed that government contractor Maximus, have failed to meet targets two-thirds of the time since March 2015. This raises serious questions as to why earlier this year, the private firm had its contract renewed until 2021 despite failing Continue Reading

Disabled Universal Credit Migration Arrangements Ruled “Unlawful”

The High Court have once again dealt a damning blow to the government’s Universal Credit plans. Today that a judge has ruled the government’s Universal Credit migration arrangements for those who previously received the Severe Disability Premium (SDP) and, moved onto Universal Credit before 16 January 2019 as; “unlawful.” The Continue Reading

Universal Credit Claimants Regularly “Left the In Dark” About Entitlements

A new report by the charity, Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), has warned that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) “inadequate” communications and frequent administrative errors, are resulting in Universal Credit claimants receiving the wrong amount. It also says that 1 in 5 cases they deal with are as Continue Reading

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