‘The assessor’s report was full of lies, flaws and fabrication’, says woman with MS, 48, denied disability benefit

‘The assessor’s report was full of lies, flaws and fabrication’, says woman with MS, 48, denied disability benefit Janette Harrison says losing £300 a month of her benefits has meant she is forced to make the choice between electricity and food. Janette Harrison has good days and bad days – as is the nature with … Continue reading “‘The assessor’s report was full of lies, flaws and fabrication’, says woman with MS, 48, denied disability benefit”

Disability in a Human Rights Context Theresia Degener 

Department of Social Work, Education and Diaconia, Protestant University of Applied Sciences, Bochum 44803, Germany; degener@evh-bochum.de; Tel.: +49-234-3690-1172  Academic Editor: Anna Arstein-Kerslake Received: 23 May 2016; Accepted: 12 July 2016; Published: 25 August 2016  Abstract: The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is a modern human rights treaty with innovative components. It … Continue reading “Disability in a Human Rights Context Theresia Degener “

DWP to pay Citizens Advice £51 million to help with universal credit

Category: Latest news  Benefits and work  Created: 01 October 2018 From April 2019 Citizens Advice (CA) and Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) will receive a total of £51 million to help claimants with universal credit claims, the DWP has announced today. The DWP says that CA and CAS will be able to support claimants through every … Continue reading “DWP to pay Citizens Advice £51 million to help with universal credit”

“DWP force to admit 111,000 benefit deaths”

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has been forced to release updated Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) mortality statistics, in response to a Freedom of Information request from disability campaigner Gail Ward. The shocking statistics reveal that 111,450 ESA claims were closed following the death of claimants between March 2014 to February 2017. However, the DWP … Continue reading ““DWP force to admit 111,000 benefit deaths””