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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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  • Underpayment of Disability Benefits due to Government Error

    Underpayment of Disability Benefits due to Government Error

    The National Audit Office has revealed in a report this week that staff at the Department for Work and Pensions have made errors resulting in around 70,000 disability benefits claimants not receiving their full entitlement, between 2011 and 2014 during a government overhaul of incapacity benefits when claimants were transferred from older benefits on to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).

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  • Inquiry Reports Failings in Disability Benefits Assessments

    Inquiry Reports Failings in Disability Benefits Assessments

    The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee Inquiry into disability assessments by private contractors find they are “riddled with errors,” which has lead to a pervasive lack of trust in the benefits system.

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  • Disability Rights UK raises Concerns with Minister over "hidden" Cuts

    Disability Rights UK raises Concerns with Minister over

    DRUK has written to Penny Mordaunt, Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work, asking for her response regarding three significant ‘hidden’ welfare benefit cuts.

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  • PIP Reform for 'really disabled' Comment Sparks Protest

    PIP Reform for 'really disabled' Comment Sparks Protest

    Opposition MPs and disability charities have expressed dismay after the head of Theresa May’s No. 10 policy unit made “crude distinctions between those with physical impairments and mental health issues” when speaking about reforming Personal Independence Payments.

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