Tag Archives: PIP

Atos nurse ‘lied’ about PIP claimant attending assessment alone

Reposted from Disability News Service A nurse working for the controversial outsourcing company Atos Healthcare repeatedly lied about a disabled man he was assessing for the government’s new disability benefit, it has been claimed. The Atos assessor stated in his … Continue reading

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How low can DWP and Iain Duncan Smith go?

Reposted from The Guardian on line Very is the answer if this article is anything to go by! A hospice worker holds the hand of a patient. Photograph: Joanne O’Brien/Alamy Patrick Wintour Political editor Monday 6 July 2015 17.11 BSTLast modified … Continue reading

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Judicial Review Into DWP’s Disabled Benefits ‘Fiasco’

Reposted from Irwin Mitchell Solicitors website Legal Experts Say Vulnerable People ‘Left In Lurch’ By Delays In Vital Payments 25/02/2015 Expert lawyers have been given the green light to launch a judicial review into the Department for Work and Pensions’ … Continue reading

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A national scandal: 4 million people face chaos in this country and are ignored by the media

Reposted from Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) This is an unreported national scandal…. It is only the mainstream media’s failure to bring this state of chaos to the public’s attention which prevents it from being plastered all over the front page of … Continue reading

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DWP spends £170,000 on consultants to help clear PIP chaos

Reposted from John Pring @ Disability News Service The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been forced to spend £170,000 paying consultants to help clear up the mess caused by the chaotic implementation of its new disability benefit. The … Continue reading

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Personal Independence Payments are a Punishment of the Poor and Ill

Reblogged from Black Triangle She calls it: “Heartbreaking, truly astonishing, I’ve never seen anything like this.” Emma Cross is a senior Macmillan Cancer Support benefits adviser, and she says delays in Iain Duncan Smith’s new personal independence payments (PIP) leave the sick … Continue reading

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Atos accused of misleading government over how quickly it could process claims

Reposted from the Guardian Oh look it’s my favourite lady, Margaret Hodge wagging her finger at Atos again!   Margaret Hodge also accuses the Department for Work and Pensions of overlooking discrepancies in Atos’ tendering document. Photograph: Richard Gardner/Rex The … Continue reading

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Benefit mismanagement hurting sick and disabled, watchdog says

Reposted from Guardian Society   Poor performance has forced Iain Duncan Smith’s department to stagger the full roll out of PIPs. Photograph: David Jones/PA Sick and disabled people trying to claim a new benefit introduced by Iain Duncan Smith are facing “distress … Continue reading

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First PIP statistics released today in DWP silence

Reposted from iLegal Expect a flood of appeals? You’d have thought we’d had enough of floods…. But the first DWP statistics for the new Personal Independence Payment look as though tribunals already caving in under the pressure of over 1 million Employment … Continue reading

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How can PIP be sanctionable?

reblogged from Disabled People against Cuts Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is the new benefit which replaces Disability Living Allowance (DLA).  DLA was introduced in the UK in 1992, and its main purpose was to compensate for the extra costs associated … Continue reading

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