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Benefits and Poverty Penny Mordaunt speaking in the House of Commons

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 The unpublished Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) figures show that the proportion of claimants of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 Placard at protest saying: Coping with mental distress is hard work. We demand full PIP including mobility

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 Damian Green speaking to MPs

The work and pensions secretary is facing accusations that he misled MPs about his government’s disability benefit reforms for the second time in a month. Damian Green was responding to an urgent question about last week’s Supreme Court ruling that the “bedroom tax” discriminates unlawfully against some disabled people. His Labour shadow, Debbie Abrahams,
Politics Debbie Abrahams speaking in parliament, with John McDonnell sitting behind her

Labour’s relationship with the disability movement has suffered another blow after the party invited a disabled people’s organisation to speak at a major consultation launch, and then withdrew the invitation after discovering what it was planning to speak about. The party’s shadow work and pensions secretary, Debbie Abrahams (pictured), had asked Greater Manchester Coalition
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