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Benefits and Poverty An Atos sign
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The former civil servant commissioned by the government to review its new disability benefit has refused to accept there is any dishonesty among the healthcare professionals who carry out assessments, despite being shown significant evidence of wrongdoing. Disability News Service (DNS) has twice contacted Paul Gray’s personal independence payment (PIP) review team with evidence
Benefits and Poverty Penny Mordaunt speaking in the House of Commons
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Nearly half of disabled people subject to “planned reviews” of their eligibility for the government’s new disability benefit are having their existing award either cut or removed completely, according to new figures obtained by Disability News Service (DNS). The unpublished Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) figures show that the proportion of claimants of
Benefits and Poverty Frank Field speaking at a session of the work and pensions committee
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A committee of MPs is seeking fresh evidence about a disability benefit assessment process, but again appears to be trying to dodge concerns about dishonesty among the healthcare professionals who carry out the tests. Disability News Service (DNS) has provided the Commons work and pensions select committee with substantial evidence of widespread dishonesty among
Benefits and Poverty Placard at protest saying: Coping with mental distress is hard work. We demand full PIP including mobility
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MPs from across the House of Commons have raised fresh concerns about the assessment process for the government’s new disability benefit. Work and pensions secretary Damian Green faced further questioning about the personal independence payment (PIP) system yesterday (Wednesday), following his decision to introduce new regulations that will make it more difficult for people
Benefits and Poverty Hundreds of white flowers lying on the grass
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Disabled activists have welcomed “timely” new research that concludes that the government’s “fitness for work” process has caused a deterioration in many people’s mental health which they have failed to recover from, and has even led to thoughts of suicide. The research, Mental Health And Unemployment In Scotland, was carried out by academics at
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