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  • DWP to pay out £970 million in ESA underpayments

    DWP to pay out £970 million in ESA underpayments

    The DWP has begun the process of reviewing Employment Support Allowance cases to identify those that could be affected and pay arrears. Disability Rights UK Deputy CEO Sue Bott said, “the DWP has spent five years trying to hide behind constructing a legal argument as to why they shouldn’t pay up despite the hardship they have caused to tens of thousands of disabled people. We urge the DWP to urgently ensure all underpayments are rectified as soon as possible. Enough is enough.”

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  • Budget 2018 Overview

    Budget 2018 Overview

    Disability Rights UK (DRUK) has summarised the key points of the Budget 2018 for disabled people if you wish to see an overview. As a ‘no deal Brexit’ is still a possibility next March’s Spring Statement could be upgraded to a full Budget – this could mean that some of the Budget 2018 proposals detailed could be amended.

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  • Universal Credit Information Sheet

    Universal Credit Information Sheet

    Sheffield City Council has launched a new information sheet designed to help people find out and apply for Universal Credit, which is being rolled out across the city from next month for new claimants and anyone reporting a change in their circumstances. The controversial benefit, which only affects working age people, will eventually replace six existing benefits – Housing Benefit, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit and Income Support.

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  • The Activity Trap?

    The Activity Trap?

    New research shows almost half of disabled people fear losing benefits if they take part in exercise and are seen to be physically active, according to new research published by Activity Alliance. The study, entitled ‘The Activity Trap: Disabled people’s fear of being active’, shows that four in five disabled people would like to be more active to manage impairments and pain and help them to maintain and improve their physical and mental health.

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  • Call to Discuss Transition to Universal Credit

    Call to Discuss Transition to Universal Credit

    In a joint letter, disability charities throughout the UK have raised concerns regarding the Government’s proposed timetable for moving existing disabled claimants onto Universal Credit.

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  • Universal Credit Benefit Mythbuster

    Universal Credit Benefit Mythbuster

    With the introduction of Universal Credit in Sheffield later this year , you may wish to look at a new online web tool designed to help address commonly held myths and misconceptions about Universal Credit from the advice and technology charity Lasa.

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  • Government U-turn on Disability Benefit Arrears

    Government U-turn on Disability Benefit Arrears

    The Department for Work and Pensions announced on Wednesday that arrears for sick and disabled people who lost out when their benefits were transferred to Employment and Support Allowance would be backdated to the date they moved to ESA and not limited to the date of the legal tribunal ruling .

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  • House of Lords Debate : Challenges facing disabled people in 2018

    House of Lords Debate : Challenges facing disabled people in 2018

    Disability Rights UK prepared two briefings for the House of Lords debate on 28 June about the ‘challenges facing disabled people in the United Kingdom in 2018’.

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  • DPAC Workshop on Universal Credit

    DPAC Workshop on Universal Credit

    Confused by Universal Credit? Want to ensure that you and others who will be receiving it know the rules? This training and advocacy workshop arranged by the Sheffield branch of Disabled People Against Cuts, is on Saturday July 14th from 10am-4pm at the Burton Street Foundation. Places are limited so book early.

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  • PIP Assessments To Be Recorded

    PIP Assessments To Be Recorded

    Following a report by the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee, the government intends to make recording the PIP assessment a standard part of the process and is exploring potential options to test the recording of assessments, including video recording.

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