Backlash as DWP unveils “target” to dismiss most benefit appeals

May 18, 2017 admin 0

MRs were already under fire because they are far less likely than full appeals to end in victory The government has sparked outrage after it […]

Woman turned to theft after benefit payment delay

May 12, 2017 admin 0

A woman who turned to theft after she stopped receiving disability allowance has been handed a conditional discharge. Chantelle Bailey, of Grove Lane, in Hemingford […]

Gainsborough benefits cheat told to pay back £25,000

May 8, 2017 admin 0

A disabled woman who was given a suspended jail sentence after admitting benefit fraud has now had assets of more than £25,000 confiscated from her. […]

Benefits assessments are brutal and inhumane: My Wigan Pier Story

May 5, 2017 admin 0

As part of our Road to Wigan Pier 2017 project, 80 years on from the publication of George Orwell’s essay, community volunteer Denise Keen shares […]

‘Why I went to court for my disability payments’

May 2, 2017 admin 0

The number of people going to court to try to win back a key disability benefit is expected to continue to rise this year, a […]

Figures show link between benefit re-assessments and suicides, MP says

April 27, 2017 admin 0

Labour’s Diana Johnson said the figures cast doubt on claims that there is no link between suicide and welfare re-assessments, with DWP carrying out the […]