Browsing: Damian Green

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,
Benefits and Poverty Conference audience watch Damian Green on stage

The government has confirmed that sick and disabled people who will soon be spared reassessments for out-of-work benefits will still face repeated testing for personal independence payment (PIP). Work and pensions secretary Damian Green’s one key announcement during this week’s party conference in Birmingham was that people with “the most severe lifetime conditions” would