Cerebral palsy sufferer asked to touch toes in benefit test

January 16, 2018 admin 0

A FLORENCECOURT man living with Cerebral Palsy says he is seeking legal advice over the “aggressive” attitude he says he experienced by a Personal Independence […]

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 […]

People with degenerative diseases still facing benefits reassessments

November 29, 2017 admin 2

People with degenerative diseases are being put under “extra stress” by having to undergo reassessments of their health so they can continue to receive benefits, […]

Disability assessments chaotic and unfair, says ex-nurse whistleblower

November 27, 2017 admin 0

The whistleblower, who worked for Capita, says she quit her post because she felt that people seeking the benefit were not being given a fair […]

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 […]