Between December 2012 and February 2014, a total of 4,060 audio-recorded face-to-face Work Capability Assessments (WCA) were requested.
220,000 fewer meals were delivered to pensioners and vulnerable adults over the last five years, says Labour.
This weeks biggest welfare related news stories from the Welfare Weekly.
George Osborne is sitting on a £30 BILLION National Insurance surplus while struggling families turn to food banks to feed their children
The Department for Work and Pensions has today announced a number of changes to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Work Capability Assessments.
The NHS as you know it cannot survive a second term of Tory-led government, says Labour.
A new a 'dossier of disgrace' published by Unite reveals that 71 coalition MPs with links to private healthcare interests voted to sell-off our beloved NHS.
83% of people who lost their jobs due to mental health problems got worse while on the government's flagship back to work scheme.
More than 60% of adverse ESA sanctions decisions made between January to March 2014 were against people with mental health issues or behavioral problems.
Hundreds of NHS operations are cancelled every day as A&E departments struggle to cope under record-breaking strain, figures show.
The Scottish Government said the disease was discovered in its early stages and the risk to others is "extremely low".
Thousands of people with incurable medical conditions are being classed as 'fit to work in the future' by a "nonsensical" Work Capability Assessment (WCA), new figures reveal.
Disabled people face being "excluded from our society" resulting in thousands being excluded from work, further education and general participation in society.
A poll by the homeless charity Centrepoint found that nearly one in five young people have slept rough in the last 12 months.
A Freedom of Information Request reveals how three quarters of councils in England are providing just 15 minutes of care for vulnerable people.
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.
Benefit cuts and the rising cost of living mean families with disabled children are having to cut back on the essentials many of us take for granted.
Footage has emerged of UKIP's deputy leader Paul Nuttal calling for "more free market [to be] introduced into the NHS".
Long delays in processing disability benefit claims are "forcing many sick and disabled people to rely on food banks to survive", say Labour.
DWP report examines GP's views on the new 'Fit For Work' service and the likely number of referrals.