OBE for Access to Work boss is ‘further slap in the face’ for disabled people

  By John Pring Disability News Service 4th Jan 2018 Disabled campaigners have criticised the decision to award an OBE

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More than one in eight rejected PIP claims are overturned, DWP figures reveal

  By John Pring Disability News Service 4th Jan 2018 More than one in eight of all decisions to reject

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Minister fails to back measures to protect claimants from dishonest assessors

By John Pring Disability News service December 21st 2017 The minister for disabled people has refused to approve two key

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Regulators face possible action over failure to discipline lying PIP assessors

By John Pring Disability News Service December 21st 2017 The body that oversees the UK’s health and care regulators is

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Expert chosen by DWP appears to suggest scrapping ‘fitness for work’ test

By John Pring Disability News Service December 21st 2017 The occupational health expert chosen by the government to review its

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Fury over MPs’ refusal to quiz minister on ‘staggering’ WCA suicide figures

By John Pring Disability News Service December 21st 2017   “Furious” disabled campaigners have attacked MPs on a Commons committee

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PIP & ESA Benefit Exemptions from Face to Face Assessments

  Benefit assessments – exemption to protect vulnerable patients There is a great deal of evidence about the profound distress

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Shocking’ NHS stats show nearly half ESA claimants have attempted suicide

By John Pring Disability News Service November 30th 2017 “Shocking” NHS statistics have revealed that almost half of the people

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Watchdog’s report shows impact of years of ‘hostile’ cuts on disabled people

By John Pring Disability News Service 23rd November 2017 Families which include both a disabled adult and a disabled child

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Benefit assessors ‘must be held accountable’ for report failings, MPs hear

By John Pring Disability News Service 23rd November 2017 The healthcare professionals who carry out disability benefit assessments on behalf

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New minister for disabled people criticised by her local DPO over voting record

By John Pring Disability News Service 16th November 2017 The new minister for disabled people is facing criticism over her

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Disabled woman takes DWP minister to court over PIP mental health changes

By John Pring Disability News Service 16th November 2017 A disabled woman is taking work and pensions secretary David Gauke

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Research linking care cuts to 120,000 deaths ‘is fresh evidence austerity kills’

By John Pring Disability News Service 16th November 2017 “Indisputable” new research has linked government cuts in adult social care

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A Senior Judge Has Suggested Charging The Government For Every “No-Brainer” Benefits Case It Loses In Court

By Emily Dugan https://www.buzzfeed.com/emilydugan/most-dwp-benefits-cases-which-reach-court-are-based-on-bad?utm_term=.vdNwjXxjE6&ref=mobile_share#.rlzN1aX1Ar Britain’s most senior tribunal judge says most of the benefits cases that reach court are based

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