Tag Archives: ESA

Fit-For-Work Tests Discriminate Against Women

Reposted from The Mirror on line photo credit:  via photopin cc If you are/have been affected by the issues raised in this article please contact the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 or visit their website for support.  DWP guidance suggests that … Continue reading

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DWP ‘threatened to dock terminally-ill woman’s benefits’ if she paid for her own funeral

Reposted from Disability News Service – John Pring A terminally-ill woman was told by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) that she risked being charged with an “offence” and would lose part of her benefits if she used an … Continue reading

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Cameron Must Go!

Reposted from the Daily Mail on line   Ellie McDonald cannot eat or walk alone due to a rare genetic disorder Her mother applied for support ahead of her finishing special school But she was shocked to be told the teenager … Continue reading

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No apology from DWP for ‘potentially dangerous’ ESA letters

Reposted from Disability New Service  Disabled benefit claimants have complained after being targeted by government letters telling them to attend short-notice “work-focussed interviews” (WFIs), but failing to mention that attendance was voluntary. Research by Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) has … Continue reading

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Campaigner had benefits docked despite inaccessible workshop

Reposted from Disability News service A disabled campaigner had more than £70 a week of her disability benefit stripped from her for three months because she could not attend a back-to-work workshop that a government assessment had already concluded would … Continue reading

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Stuck in DWP limbo

Reposted from the Guardian Mandatory reconsideration of fit-for-work appeals can pitch claimants into a Kafka-esque maze, leaving them penniless and hungry, an MPs report notes Tucked away in this week’s work and pensions select committee reporton employment-related disability benefits is a section on an … Continue reading

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Work and Pensions Committee urge Ministers to pay disabled benefits during appeals

Sheila Gilmore MP today welcomed a report from the Work and Pensions Select Committee – of which she is a member – that calls on the Government to pay sick and disabled people benefits while they appeal against incorrect ‘Fit … Continue reading

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