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  • Work Capability Assessment Review

    Work Capability Assessment Review

    As part of the Government’s mission to support more people into work, the Department for Work and Pensions has launched a consultation on changes to the Work Capability Assessment, following the landmark Health and Disability White Paper published earlier this year. The DWP is keen to hear views from a wide group of citizens, especially disabled people and disability organisations.

    The closing date is 30 October 2023

    FULL ARTICLE
  • Report Missing Cost of Living Payment

    Report Missing Cost of Living Payment

    Have you received your 2023 cost of living payments? if not, the DWP have published an online form to report missing Cost of Living payments from earlier this year. You will need your national insurance number in order to complete the form.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • Extension to PIP Awards

    Extension to PIP Awards

    Following considerable delays in the processing of new Personal Independence Payment claims the Department of Work and Pensions has announced making an extension of up to a year to existing PIP awards approaching their end of award date.This decision provides greater certainty for claimants and in particular helps with continuing to access other support for example a blue badge or travel pass.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • Third Party Deductions Legal Challenge

    Third Party Deductions Legal Challenge

    The ability to apply to the DWP for a proportion of a person’s benefits to be paid direct to third parties such as private electric, gas and water companies, will be affected following a successful judicial review challenge brought by Helen Timson, a disabled former police officer.The way that the DWP operates the scheme – and in particular the way that the written guidance is drafted – will need to be significantly altered.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • Beware Cost of Living Payments Fraud

    Beware Cost of Living Payments Fraud

    You may have seen in the media that there has been a significant increase in scammers attempting to obtain personal information by sending out texts suggesting that people are eligible for cost of living payments. If you are elgible, you don’t need to take any action and the DWP never ask for personal details by SMS or email.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • Disabled Claimants Win UC Income Loss Challenge

    Disabled Claimants Win UC Income Loss Challenge

    Two severely disabled men have won a legal challenge over the Department Of Work And Pensions’ failure to provide adequate transitional payments to protect them and others from a loss of income following their move on to Universal Credit. The DWP is found to have discriminated against the pair when it didn’t compensate them the full payment of around £180 a month difference in the payments on legacy benefits.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • Access to Work : Updated Guidance

    Access to Work : Updated Guidance

    The Department for Works and Pensions has published updated guidance explaining that during the Coronavirus outbreak you can still get help from Access to Work if you have a disability or a physical or mental health condition that makes it hard for you to do your job. You may be able to get extra help with working from home, at your normal workplace, or a combination of both.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • DWP to Improve Services for Deaf Claimants

    DWP to Improve Services for Deaf Claimants

    The Department for Work and Pensions has entered into a legal agreement with the Equality and Human Rights Commission to improve their provision for deaf claimants who contact them by telephone. The DWP has committed to an action plan to address problems complainants identified. The EHRC will monitor the action plan on a monthly basis to ensure the agreed steps have been completed.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • Adjustments to Help You Access Benefits and Pensions

    Adjustments to Help You Access Benefits and Pensions

    The government has published information detailing how you can get help if you have difficulties claiming benefits and pensions because of a disability or long term health condition. If you require an adjustment and you feel that the Department for Work and Pensions service or information is not accessible, you can make a complaint.

    FULL ARTICLE
  • Access to Work Issues Arising from Covid-19 Emergency

    Access to Work Issues Arising from Covid-19 Emergency

    Disabled people are having problems receiving Access to Work funding during the pandemic, leading to campaigning organisation Inclusion London writing to the Government. The user-led group say that delays in awards and difficulties in getting responses when contacting the Department Of Work And Pensions could lead to working disabled people not being able retain their jobs now and after the crisis.

    FULL ARTICLE
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