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

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DWP sneaks in £7,300 cut to Pension Credit couples with a working age member

Disgusting, that’s how the government have once again acted towards welfare claimants. Last night the government quietly out a written statement confirming that couples with only one pension age claimant will no longer be able to jointly claim Pension Credit from May this year. Couples with one pension age claimant Continue Reading

4,600 disabled claimants wrongly stripped of benefits, still not told a year on

Minister for Disabled People, Sarah Newton MP gave a statement on the 20th of December updating the House of Commons on the progress of Personal Independence Payment (PIP). What seems to have gone largely unreported is that at least 4,600 people who were found to have incorrectly lost their Disability Continue Reading

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 system with no interference. The PIP claim form which is 40 pages long and half the question are pointless to my health problems. Also why Continue Reading

DWP dramatically admit to damaging my health.

In a strange but welcome turn of events, the Department for Work and Pensions – DWP have cancelled my tribunal and recognised my health affects my ability to work. This morning, 29th August, I received an email for Universal Credit stating that I had a message in my online account Continue Reading

Universal Credit and it’s effect on my mental health – Part 1

Universal Credit is mentally challenging for even those of us with the strongest of minds. Add in under lying mental health issues and its a bomb waiting to go off. A study titled: Left Behind, carried out by national foodbank charity The Trussell, found that 57% of Universal Credit claimants Continue Reading

High Court Rules Universal Credit Discriminates the Disabled

The High Court in London has ruled that the government acted ‘unlawfully’ in denying two men disability premiums on their Universal Credit claim. The Victorian Gothic style main entrance to the The Royal Courts of Justice public building in London, UK, opened in 1882. shutterstock Mr Justice Lewis, was told 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

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

Partially sighted man wins case against Government after being denied benefit he had for 20 years

A benefit claimant who found himself £346 worse off a month after the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) stopped his claim despite a catalogue of health problems is rejoicing after a judge ruled that his payments be reinstated.

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