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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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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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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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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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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Labour conference: Abrahams pledges ‘supportive and enabling’ social security system

By John Pring Disability News Service September 28th 2017 Labour’s shadow work and pensions secretary has pledged to transform the

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Labour conference: Vote means party must rethink approach to social security cuts

By John Pring Disability News Service September 2017 A shadow cabinet member has supported calls by party members for Labour

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Labour conference: New disabled MP pledges to fight government’s assault on rights

By John Pring Disability News Service September 28th 2017 A newly-elected MP has accused the government of putting its “head

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Labour conference: Benefit assessment nurses must be held to account, says Abrahams

By John Pring Disability News Service September 28th 2017 Labour’s shadow work and pensions secretary has called for nurses and

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