British public ignorant to the reality of disabled people’s lives, survey shows

A "hostile environment" towards disabled people is fueling a negative public perception of people living with a disability.

SNP demand action on ‘inaccessible’ benefit assessment centres

DWP admit there is no policy to ensure benefit assessment centres have parking facilities within 20 meters.

McVey planning to means-test employment support for disabled people

Tory "axewoman" Esther McVey looking to "finish the job" on disabled workers, say SNP.

Disabled woman died from ‘massive heart attack’ after she was repeatedly refused benefits

Brother claims that repeatedly having to challenge flawed disability assessments became too much for his sister to bare.

Revealed: Three in four disabled people are winning disability benefit appeals

UK Government urged to "get a grip" of "fundamental flaws" in Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments.

The harsh reality of living with an invisible chronic health condition

How conditions such as anxiety, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease impacts the lives of sufferers.

‘Disability employment gap has barely changed in a decade’, figures show

Disability charity Scope questions whether the UK Government is honoring its commitment to halve the disability employment gap.

Home Office criticised for giving wheelchair user accommodation with steps

High court judge laments ‘lack of clarity’ in case of man who has suffered long delays in being allocated safe accommodation.

Sick and disabled Brits killed by the state – crime without punishment

Successive UK Governments have restricted access to vital long-term sickness and disability benefits.

DWP response to benefits review ‘falls short’ of what is needed, say MPs

Work and Pensions Committee criticises Government response to two reports on PIP and ESA assessments.

DWP sent Windrush pensioner £33,000 bill for disability benefits

Valerie Baker was ordered to return ‘overpayments’ for past claims and threatened with deportation.

DWP face legal action over ESA underpayments

Charity to challenge DWP decision to limit backdated payments for disabled people who were underpaid when transferred to ESA.

Disabled people struggle to afford food and heating, study says

Charity says quarter of disabled adults have less than £50 a week left after tax and housing costs.

Disabled people lose legal aid in 99% of benefits disputes

Official figures show that cuts have caused a massive drop in claimants granted help for welfare battles.

Homeless family with disabled children forced to share single hotel room for three years

Ombudsman says Bristol City Council did not treat their housing and homelessness applications properly.

Free bus passes for elderly and disabled protected ‘for the foreseeable future’

Government amends legislation so that the concessions will no longer need to be reviewed every five years.

Disabled Briton held in immigration removal centre for four months

Judge refuses to free Paul Tate, 53, who was born in UK and says he has never travelled abroad.

Mum of nine took her own life ‘because DWP stopped her benefits’

Department for Work and Pensions is facing a legal investigation following the suicide a 42-year-old mum of nine.

Britain’s ‘bureaucratic and cumbersome benefits system helps nobody’

MS nurses say they are under increasing pressure to help their patients navigate the benefits system.

Disabled man had to sleep rough and ‘sofa surf’ because of council faults

Ombudsman says Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead did not act quickly enough to find him suitable accommodation.

DWP win legal case which could “severely curtail” benefit claimant’s human rights

Win could prevent benefit claimants from using the Human Rights Act when challenging cruel benefits decisions at tribunal.

Man missing part of his skull told he’s ‘not disabled enough’ for disability benefits

"You can literally feel my brain and the edges of my skull where it’s been cut off".

DWP underpaid benefits to 70,000 sick and disabled people, say auditors

DWP face an extra bill of up to £830 million in backdated Employment and Support Allowance payments.

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.

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