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Maximus Miss Fitness-To-Work Test Targets Despite Spiralling Costs

The bill for ESA and PIP assessments has now reached £579m.

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.

Fitness For Work Tests Make Disabled People Sicker, Says Charity (External Link)

Work Capability Assessments are worsening disabled people's health and increasing physical pain, a new report claims.

Unite Supports Protests Against Sickness Benefit Tests

Unite the union will be supporting a national day of action against Work Capability Assessments on 2 March 2015.

It’s Official: Maximus Awarded Work Capability Assessment Contract

Maximus Health and Human Services Ltd has been awarded the contract to undertake health-related assessments, DWP announced today

DWP To Award £500 Million ‘Fit For Work’ Contract To U.S Firm Maximus

DWP will award a benefit assessment contract worth £500 million to the private American firm Maximus, according to an anonymous source.




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.

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".