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Letters: Messed Around By The Benefits System And Made To Feel Like A ‘Scrounger’

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...

Parkinson’s UK Criticise Government Over ‘Absurd’ Disability Benefit Statistics

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”.

Private Taxi Firms ‘Taking Advantage’ Of Disabled People – Petition

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.

Disabled ‘Deeply Distrustful’ Of Any Labour Reform To ‘Fit For Work’ Tests

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

Labour Pledges To Transform Controversial ‘Fit For Work’ Tests

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.

Coronation Street Stars Support The Save Independent Living Fund Campaign

Stars of Britain’s longest running soap joined disabled people in their campaign to Save the Independent Living Fund (ILF).

Letters: Disabled People Are Human Too

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

Disabled People In Scotland Set To Benefit From New Independent Living Fund

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 Banned From Labelling People With Learning Disabilities ‘Retarded’

NHS doctors are still using words like retarded, morons and subnormal when describing people with learning disabilities.

Face-To-Face ‘Fit For Work’ Interviews Could Be Scrapped

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.

Welfare News Service Summary – Week Ending Saturday 5 April 2014

Links and details of all the weeks news published by the Welfare News Service - week ending 5 April 2014.

Letters: Disability Online Helps People Receive The Correct Benefit Award

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.

Labour MP Calls On Government To Save Disabled Persons Fund

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.

Yes, Some Sick And Disabled People Really ARE Too Ill To Work – Graph

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.

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