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Sickness benefit claimants left with not enough to live on, say campaigners

Major study finds the majority of people on sickness benefits are struggling to make ends meet, thanks to Tory cuts.

Jobcentre Staff ‘Bullying’ Benefit Claimants To Tears

The Scottish Welfare Reform Committee has heard evidence of Jobcentre staff bullying benefit claimants, often reducing them to tears.

What Benefits Are Being Devolved To Scotland?

Still wondering which social security benefits are being devolved to the Scottish Parliament? This may help.

Revealed: Universal Credit capability for work questionnaire

Official universal credit capability for work questionnaire.

Killed by the state: how Tory policies have cost countless lives

There is a reason why the government refuse to publish the updated benefit-related death totals of Employment and Support Allowance claimants, writes Mo Stewart.

Revealed: Social Experiments To ‘Nudge’ Sick And Disabled Into Work

The Government is conducting 'social experiments' on sick and disabled people, to find ways of pushing them into employment.

213% Rise In Disability Hate Crime ‘Fuelled’ By Benefits Propaganda, Say Campaigners

A total of 4,000 cases of disability hate crime have been brought by the CPS since the offense was first introduced in 2007.

GE2015: Labour’s Welfare Policies Revealed

Here we outline some of Labour's key policies in relation to welfare and other important issues relevant to our readers.

Sanctioned Jobseekers With Mental Health Problems Are Not ‘Vulnerable’, Says DWP

Sanctioned JSA claimants with mental health illnesses are not considered 'vulnerable' enough by the DWP for immediate support.

Union Leaders Urged To ‘Help Stop Barbaric Welfare Cuts’

Union leaders have been urged to "help stop the barbaric cuts to social security benefits for Disabled People and their families".

Minister Refuses To Examine Impact Of Benefit Sanctions On Mental Health

DWP Minister, Priti Patel, refused to examine the impact of controversial benefit sanctions on people with mental health conditions.

Sick And Disabled Hit By 70,000 Benefit Sanctions – Despite Being ‘Unfit For Work’

DWP figures show a huge rise in the number of sick and disabled people hit by controversial benefit sanctions.

Parents Of Disabled Children Face ‘Impossible’ Barriers To Employment

New survey reveals how parents of disabled children face enormous challenges in balancing work and caring responsibilities.

Welfare Cuts: Two Hundred Disabled People Lose Motability Car Each Week

Up to two hundred disabled people a week are losing their right to a motability vehicle, due to draconian welfare changes.

Appeal Judgement Denies Disability Benefits For Mental Health Sufferers

Upper Tribunal decision means that mentally ill people who need to be accompanied outdoors could be denied Personal Independence Payment.

100,000 Mentally Ill People Losing Disability Benefits – And The Government ‘Don’t Care’

A Former Health Minister has criticised the Government for ignoring repeated demands for an inquiry into how benefit cuts are affecting mentally ill claimants.

Disabled People Appeal To UN Over Independent Living Fund Closure

Two disabled people have lodged a complaint with the United Nations over the Government's plan to close the Independent Living Fund.

UN Launches Second Investigation Into Impact Of Tory Welfare Cuts

A UN committee has announced an investigation into the impact of Tory austerity measures on vulnerable groups.

DWP agrees to reform benefit appeals process following pressure from MPs

80% target for upholding original PIP and ESA decisions at the first stage of appeal will be dropped.

Disability Benefit Delays ‘Unlawful’, Rules Judge

Severe delays in assessing disabled people for the disability benefit Personal Independence Payment (PIP) are 'unlawful', the High Court has ruled.

DWP tells woman with Dementia she can ‘care for herself’ and removes her benefits

Cruel decision comes despite the fact that she often forgets to turn off the gas after cooking.

Disabled People Singled Out For ‘Savage Cuts’

Disabled people have been singled out by the three main Westminster parties for savage welfare cuts, says the SNP.

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