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 people ‘will go into government alongside Labour’, says McDonnell

  By John Pring Disability News Service 9th November 2017 Disabled people and their organisations will “determine” and “implement” the

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I work for the DWP as a universal credit case manager – and what I’ve seen is shocking

Reblogged From Independant Newspaper  http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/universal-credit-dwp-worker-case-manager-benefits-system-government-food-banks-a7998196.html I see so much suffering on a daily basis. Case managers like me are well-trained to

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Concerns over criteria for ‘fitness for work’ reassessment exemptions

By John  Pring Disability News Service 12th October 2017 Disabled campaigners have criticised new Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

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SNP hears ‘justice for the dead’ demand as it backs call to implement UN report

By John Pring Disability News Service 12th October 2017 The SNP’s annual conference has unanimously called on the UK government

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Mordaunt misleads MPs… again

  By John Pring Disability News Service 12th October 2017 The minister for disabled people has again misled MPs, after

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Tory conference: Silence on eligibility means WCA announcement is ‘meaningless’

By John Pring Disability News Service  Oct5th 2017 Changes that mean some sick and disabled benefit claimants will no longer

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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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UN demands annual UK progress report on correcting ‘grave and systematic violations’

  By John Pring Disability News Service September 7th 2017 A UN committee has told the UK government to produce

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