Hello, I thought I would let you know about various issues we have been having with the benefit system. I am a 48-year-old who is very unwell. I suffer from Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy. It's a cross between M.E and M.S and causes terrible pain...
The DWP claimed that “more than 50% of decisions for Disability Living Allowance were made simply on the basis of a claim form alone without any medical evidence”.
Petition calls on the Government to enact Section 165 of the Equality Act 2010 to stop Private Hire Operators taking financial advantage (overcharging) of wheelchair & disabled passengers.
Labour should realise that disabled people are deeply distrustful of any Labour reform of a Work Capability Assessment system, which Labour introduced with the stated aim of removing 1 million claimants from the benefit system
Rather than scrap the WCA, which a growing number of critics have demanded, a Labour Government would pay hired contractors a sum based upon the accuracy of their assessments.
Stars of Britain’s longest running soap joined disabled people in their campaign to Save the Independent Living Fund (ILF).
As a happily married disabled woman, I have to say that I was appalled by Mayor Nick Martin's recent comments regarding disabled people and sex - Helen Sims
Thousands of disabled people in Scotland are to benefit from a new Independent Living Fund (ILF), Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
NHS doctors are still using words like retarded, morons and subnormal when describing people with learning disabilities.
Department for Work and Pensions is exploring the possibility of replacing the WCA with a streamlined system, based upon written medical evidence acquired from claimants, their GP's and consultants.
Links and details of all the weeks news published by the Welfare News Service - week ending 5 April 2014.
In the past twelve months, Disability Online say they have helped a total of 203 people receive correct benefit awards.
‘Bedroom Tax’ In The Docks As Charity Argues Hated Policy STILL Discriminates Against Disabled Children
Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is representing Paul and Susan Rotherford, on behalf of their severely disabled grandson Warren.
Dame Anne Begg (Labour), has called on the Government to save the Independent Living Fund (ILF) and allow the most disabled people to continue to live independently in their homes.
The number of people entitled to sickness benefit Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) has soared to all-time high, official figures released in March by the DWP show.