Opinion: £30 Billion National Insurance Surplus A Kick In The Teeth For Starving Families

George Osborne is sitting on a £30 BILLION National Insurance surplus while struggling families turn to food banks to feed their children

DWP Gets Tough On Sickness Benefit Claimants

The Department for Work and Pensions has today announced a number of changes to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Work Capability Assessments.

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.

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.

‘Radioactive’ Man Found Fit For Work

A 'radioactive' man, who has been told not to be in close proximity with other people, was found 'fit for work' by DWP officials.

Shocking Benefits Story Exposes Britain’s ‘Barbaric’ Welfare System

Vulnerable benefit claimant suffered severe mental health problems and weight loss, whilst battling to navigate a 'barbaric' benefits system.

Diabetic man left too poor to eat after benefits cut forced to have leg amputated

David says he couldn't afford to manage his condition after being sanctioned for five months by the DWP.

Disabled Woman Who ‘Can’t Get Through The Night Without Oxygen’ Told She’ll Lose Vital Benefits

A seriously sick and disabled woman has been told her £220 a month in vital disability benefits will be cut.

‘Devastating’ Tory Attacks On Disabled People Cannot Go Unchallenged, Says Comedian

Francesca Martinez has launched a petition calling for a full impact assessment into cuts to support for disabled people.

Woman has disability benefits axed for having life-saving open-heart surgery

Lyn had her disability benefits axed for missing an appointment, after collapsing at home following life-saving open-heart surgery.

Hundreds die from hunger and malnutrition in breadline Britain

"It’s a scandal that people living in the sixth largest economy in the world are going hungry", says Trussell Trust Chairman Chris Mould.

Mentally Ill Benefit Claimants Could Be Offered Treatment At Jobcentres

Mental health specialists will be based at 350 jobcentres across England to provide psychological treatment to mentally ill benefit claimants.

Terminally Ill Benefit Claimants Asked When They Expect To Die, MP Says

Frank Field writes to work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, over claims of ‘intrusive and painful questioning’ by assessors.

Theresa May will be no friend to the poor and vulnerable, voting record shows

Theresa May's voting record will undoubtedly leave many people worried about what the future may hold.

Mental Health Claimants Denied Chance To Complete Sickness Benefit Form

People with mental health conditions are being denied the opportunity to complete an application form for ESA, it has been revealed.

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.

People With Mental Health Problems Hammered By Sickness Benefit Sanctions

More than 60% of adverse ESA sanctions decisions made between January to March 2014 were against people with mental health issues or behavioral problems.

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.

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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