Councils barred from including cost of living payments towards care costs

Disability charities feared local authorities would be permitted to use disabled people's cost of living payments as money for their care.

DWP delays leave disabled people £294m out of pocket, says Citizens Advice

PIP assessment delays leave disabled people waiting five months for a payment.

Disabled made to wait five months for disability benefits

Some disabled people are having to wait even longer, according to the IFS.

Legacy benefit payments WILL NOT stop if people fail to claim Universal Credit within three months

Decision comes after serious concerns were raised by charities and others.

Councils warned to ensure Disabled Facilities Grant processes are transparent

Councils administering Disabled Facilities Grants must ensure their processes are transparent and accountable.