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Thousands of disability benefit assessments deemed ‘unacceptable’ by the Government’s own quality audits

New government figures reveal private contractors Atos and Capita are failing to meet required performance targets.

Benefits assessor sanctioned for mocking disabled claimant

Alan Barham, who was dismissed by Capita after undercover footage emerged, given caution order by disciplinary panel.

Sharp rise in rejected claims for disability benefit

Labour raises alarm over number of people being turned down for personal independence payments.

DWP ‘rewarding failure’ with ‘huge payouts’ to disability benefit assessors

DWP to payout more than £700 million to two private contractors, at a time when more than half of PIP appeals are successful.

Disability benefits process is ‘inherently flawed’, MPs told

As many as 80% of denied personal independence payment claims are overturned on appeal because of failures in system, say campaigners.

Private firms pocket more than £500m from hated disability benefit assessments

LibDem leader Tim Farron said the exorbitant cost of PIP assessments "adds to the suspicion that these companies are just driven by a profit motive".

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.

Campaigners to hold ‘National Day Of Protest’ against disability cuts

This is an official press release from Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC). Disabled campaigners responsible for previous high-profile protests against cuts are holding a national day of action to protest against disability benefit changes on Wednesday 13th July 2016. Protests will be...

Capita Slammed Over ‘Inadequacy’ Of Disability Benefit Assessments

Psychologists have slammed the private firm Capita, over what they describe as the "inadequacy of the assessments" for Personal Independence Payment.

Husbands Fury After Terminally Ill Cancer Patient Is Stripped Of Vital Disability Benefits

Husband of terminally ill cancer patient blasts private contractor's 'incorrect' benefit assessment report, after DWP axes vital disability benefits.

Benefit Reform “Shambles” Pushing Disabled People To Suicide, Says Whistleblower

Sick and disabled claimants are experiencing severe distress and some are even close to suicide due to botched disability benefit reform, an insider has revealed.




Corbyn urged to win votes by pledging £10bn more on care for disabled elderly

Fabian Society research identifies shortfall in funding for 1.2 million older people.

Terminally ill to be given priority over benefit underpayments, says McVey

Work and Pensions Secretary vowed to prioritise "any individuals whom we know from our systems to be terminally ill".

Austerity will have cast an extra 1.5m children into poverty by 2021

Lone-parents, disabled children and ethnic minorities will be among worst-hit, says EHRC.

Childcare voucher changes delayed after Commons debate

Government agrees to keep system open for six more months after pressure from Labour.

Reverse universal credit cuts, Iain Duncan Smith tells chancellor

Thinktank says 340,000 people could be taken out of poverty if Philip Hammond takes action.

Labour’s Debbie Abrahams stands down accusing leader’s office of ‘bullying’ behaviour

Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary claims to be the victim of a "bullying culture of the worst kind", as Party investigates "work based complaints".