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Judicial Review Launched Against Disability Benefit Delays

Lawyers have launched legal action against the government over "unnecessary and unacceptable" disability benefit delays.

Disability Benefits ‘Could Be Taxed’ To Fund Higher Payments For The Poorest Claimants

Disability benefits 'could be taxed' in order to fund higher payments for the poorest claimants, it has been reported today.

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”.

Government In Court Over Disability Benefit Changes

Court proceedings begin in Birmingham to determine whether the Government’s decision to change the eligibility criteria for the disability benefit Personal Independence Payment (PIP) was unlawful.




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".