Mentally ill claimants more than twice as likely to be refused disability benefits

“A benefits system that discriminates against people with mental ill health should not be tolerated.” By Welfare Weekly January 22, 2019 People who suffer with chronic mental health problems are more than twice as likely to be refused benefits than other claimants, according to a new study by York University. Researchers found that mentally ill … Continue reading “Mentally ill claimants more than twice as likely to be refused disability benefits”

Government faces High Court challenge

Government faces High Court challenge over impact of universal credit on disabled households Campaigners to argue welfare reform has ‘disproportionately adverse effect’ on disabled claimants May Bulman The government’s universal credit system “irrational” and has a “disproportionately adverse effect” on disabled claimants, campaigners will claim as they challenge the controversial welfare reform in the HIgh Court. The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is bringing … Continue reading “Government faces High Court challenge”

January 2019 Briefing: Human Rights Legal Challenge

Come and join us at the High Court on Wednesday 23rd January as we support a court case around the provision of support for Disabled pupils in mainstream school. 21 January 2019 A Disabled pupil and her mother are bringing a legal challenge around inclusive education practices which will be heard in the High Court … Continue reading “January 2019 Briefing: Human Rights Legal Challenge”

Work and Pensions Committee

Treasury Committee Oral evidence: Motability, HC 847 Wednesday 9 January 2019 Ordered by the House of Commons to be published on 9 January 2019.Watch the meeting Work and Pensions Committee Members present: Frank Field (Chair); Heidi Allen; Rosie Duffield; Ruth George; Steve McCabe; Nigel Mills; Chris Stephens; and Derek Thomas. Treasury Committee Members present: Nicky … Continue reading “Work and Pensions Committee”

A National Independent Living Service

ROFA Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance Independent Living for the Future Foreword So long as we live under a system that puts profit before people, we will need to struggle to secure the resources required to support Disabled people to access the same rights and opportunities as non-Disabled people. That struggle will take different forms at … Continue reading “A National Independent Living Service”