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Diabetes Campaigners Hail ‘Major Victory’ In Disability Benefits Battle

Children with Type 1 diabetes should now find it easier to meet the assessment criteria for Disability Living Allowance.

Disability Benefit Delays ‘Unacceptable’, Admits Minister

The Minister for Disabled People, Mark Harper, has admitted that severe delays in processing claims for the new disability benefit Personal Independence Payment (PIP) are “unacceptable”.

Disabled People’s ‘Right To Control’ Care Support Will Not Be Rolled Out Nationally, Admits Minister

An evaluation found that the 'right to control' "may not have resulted in any measurable" positive impact for disabled people.




DWP underpaid benefits to 70,000 sick and disabled people, say auditors

DWP face an extra bill of up to £830 million in backdated Employment and Support Allowance payments.

Employment grant for disabled people to rise by £15k, but is it enough?

Critics argue £57k cap on 'Access To Work' scheme should be lifted completely.

Grieving daughter handed her mother’s ashes to benefits assessor to prove she wasn’t ‘fit for work’

Inexcusable and heartless blunder by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Scrap ‘highly regressive’ council tax, says thinktank

Resolution Foundation says levy now resembles much maligned poll tax and should be replaced with more progressive system.

Tory welfare cuts ‘£3bn deeper than expected’

New figures reveal the freeze on working age benefits will erode household incomes much more deeply than originally forecast.

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.