Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Disability

Tories accused of covering up dozens of benefit-related suicides after destroying ‘secret reviews’

DWP has admitted to destroying "secret reviews" into suicides and other benefit-related deaths.

Family of man who starved to death after benefits stopped launch legal action against DWP

Errol died weighing just four and a half stone after the DWP stopped his benefits.

Disabled gran ‘virtually housebound’ after DWP slashed her vital benefits lifeline

She says the cruel decision has left her feeling "anxious" and "isolated" after she was also forced to return her mobility car.

DWP urged to concede third legal challenge to Universal Credit migration arrangements

The government lost two previous legal challenges and are now being urged to concede a third.

DWP slammed for abandoning commitment to review 1.6 million PIP claims

“This is retrograde step in ensuring disabled people receive their correct disability benefit entitlement."

Universal Credit could ‘steamroll’ two million vulnerable people into poverty

Complicated application process means that many people simply give up before their claim is completed.

Tories face legal action over ‘failing’ patients with learning disabilities and autism

Health Secretary given just 14 days to respond to a threat of legal action by the equalities watchdog.

Care providers forced to cut support for vulnerable adults due to spiralling wage costs

One in five organisations are offering care to fewer individuals as a means of balancing the books.

DWP officials accused of ‘tampering’ with thousands of benefit assessments

"For the whole process to be a sham and for the assessment to be undermined by auditors is infuriating.”

DWP loses Universal Credit appeals against claimants with severe disabilities

DWP unlawfully discriminated against thousands of severely disabled people.

Campaigners deliver open letter to Downing Street calling on Boris Johnson to fix failing PIP benefit

21,000 call on Boris Johnson to fix failing Personal Independence Payments for disabled people.

Charity issues call for disabled citizen reporters

Leonard Cheshire calls on disabled people to tell their story in 2020.

Woman who can collapse at any moment due to a rare heart condition is denied benefits

Gail Ward was told that she did not qualify for PIP payments, despite living with a potentially life-threatening heart condition.

5,000 sick and disabled people died awaiting benefit repayments after ‘scandalous’ DWP error

"That 5,000 disabled people were denied the proper support to live independently before they died is scandalous."

Charity exposes ‘glaring employment gap’ for people with epilepsy

Employment rate for people with epilepsy is far lower than for those with most other disabilities.

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