Cut price defences – so government department doesn’t fear appeals

Many people believe it would cost the government less to pay disability benefits from the beginning, rather than face appeals. The benefits, Employment and Support Allowance, and Personal Independence Payment, are claimed by people with disabilities. These include those of us with disabilities resulting from diseases such as MS, or other causes. I was one … Continue reading Cut price defences – so government department doesn’t fear appeals

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Assessment complaints for disability benefit up nearly 900% in a year

Complaints about assessments for a key government disability benefit have rocketed by 880% in 12 months, according to official figures. It is a benefit paid to people with diseases like multiple sclerosis and those with other disabilities. Yes, claimants’ complaints about assessments for Personal Independence Payment (PIP), that totalled 142 in 2015-16, rose to 1,391 … Continue reading Assessment complaints for disability benefit up nearly 900% in a year