Attempted suicides by disability benefit claimants more than double after introduction of fit-to-work assessment

December 29, 2017 admin 0

Attempted suicides among out-of-work disability benefit claimants have more than doubled since the introduction of fit-to-work assessments in 2008, The Independent can reveal. According to […]

Over 900 local PIP claims are rejected

November 13, 2017 admin 0

One third of people assessed for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) in Derry and Strabane have had their disability benefit claim rejected. Figures obtained by the […]

PIP: the disability benefit that almost killed my wife

November 10, 2017 admin 0

My wife tried to kill herself in March. She took an overdose – while I was watching TV in the next room. Cue, in short […]

Controversial benefits firm behind despised assessments changes name

June 22, 2017 admin 0

Atos Healthcare, who carried out assessments on behalf of the DWP that affected vulnerable Scots’ benefits, are now called Independent Assessment Services. The firm which […]