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Benefits and Poverty Neil Coyle speaking during a committee evidence session
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A Labour MP is to push for a Commons debate on evidence of widespread dishonesty among healthcare professionals who assess disabled people for the government’s new personal independence payment (PIP). Disability News Service (DNS) has been investigating allegations that healthcare professionals working for government contractors Atos and Capita have been lying in their assessment
Benefits and Poverty A bundle of red ribbons
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People with HIV have been failed by the government’s new disability benefit, according to new research. The research by the National AIDS Trust (NAT) found that only three-fifths of people living with HIV were found eligible for the new personal independence payment (PIP) after being reassessed. NAT says its research has confirmed long-standing fears
Benefits and Poverty Motability logo beside an open car door
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More than half of those disabled people previously eligible for the Motability vehicle scheme have lost that eligibility after being reassessed for the government’s new disability benefit, according to a freedom of information response. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) figures show fewer than half (about 126,000) of the 254,000 people previously receiving
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 The unpublished Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) figures show that the proportion of claimants of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
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