DWP To Give Private Firms Millions As Fit-For-Work Test Deals Extended For The Third Time

The government is set to give millions of pounds more to outsourcing colossi to run fit for work and disability examinations. Atos, Capita and Maximus are due to have their profitable contracts for PIP and ESA assessments increased for up to two years, and it will be the third time the contracts have been extendedContinue reading “DWP To Give Private Firms Millions As Fit-For-Work Test Deals Extended For The Third Time”

DWP Benefit Sanctions To Restart

Benefit sanctions are set to return after the Tory welfare chief declined to extend a blanket ban on them, with Therese Coffey stating it was necessary for claimants to commit to look for work and attend appointments as Jobcentres begin to resume from July 1. She maintained work coaches will prioritise support and a DepartmentContinue reading “DWP Benefit Sanctions To Restart”

DWP Faces A High Court Challenge From Family

The family of a man who starved to death after his benefits were suspended have started a High Court action against the DWP. Errol Graham weighed less than five stone when bailiffs found his body in June 2018, eight months after his ESA disabled benefit was suspended for missing an appointment. The 57-year-old, who hadContinue reading “DWP Faces A High Court Challenge From Family”

Passport Office Workers Assigned To Process Universal Credit

Passport Office workers who’ve been ordered to return to work are being seconded to process millions of new Universal Credit claims. A huge 1.2 million claims have been made since lockdown started and an insider at HMPO in Glasgow has revealed workers are being given a five-day crash course in training to process them thatContinue reading “Passport Office Workers Assigned To Process Universal Credit”

Boris Johnson Acknowledges That £111 A Month Is Not Enough To Survive On Universal Credit

  Boris Johnson has agreed that £111 a month of Universal Credit isn’t enough to survive on after being faced with the frightful case of a pregnant woman. The Tory leader, who previously called his £250,000 newspaper salary as chicken feed confessed after he was quizzed by SNP MP Mhairi Black. Mhairi Black raised theContinue reading “Boris Johnson Acknowledges That £111 A Month Is Not Enough To Survive On Universal Credit”

Health and Disability Assessments

The purpose of the assessment is to understand how your illness or disability influences your everyday life. The assessment is carried out for the DWP. The length of the DWP Health Assessment depends on the individual case, and it further depends upon the type of assessment and your medical conditions, although it says that youContinue reading “Health and Disability Assessments”

DWP Loses Appeals Court Battle Over Universal Credit

Tory ministers have lost a landmark Court of Appeal battle over Universal Credit rules that discriminated against seriously disabled people. Campaigners celebrated as the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) lost a bid to overturn two High Court rulings against the six in one benefit. This means that ministers must now either give up theirContinue reading “DWP Loses Appeals Court Battle Over Universal Credit”

DWP Blasted By Amy Winehouse’s Mum As She Demands Urgent Benefit Changes

Amy Winehouse’s mother argued Boris Johnson to stop the sickening treatment of disabled welfare claimants as Janis Winehouse presented a 21,000 signature petition to Downing Street, with campaigners demanding a response from the Prime Minister. They’re asking for Boris Johnson to fix the process for claiming Personal Independence Payments (PIP). The benefit, which succeeded DisabilityContinue reading “DWP Blasted By Amy Winehouse’s Mum As She Demands Urgent Benefit Changes”

Tories Trying To Keep Universal Credit Claimants In The Dark

The SNP has accused the UK Tory government of attempting to prevent MSPs from supporting Universal Credit claimants through the appeals process and SNP MSP Linda Fabiani has hit out at new changes imposed by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) that requires claimants to sign a waiver form explaining why they have approachedContinue reading “Tories Trying To Keep Universal Credit Claimants In The Dark”

Universal Credit Staff Taped Making Disgusting Comments About Claimants

Benefits managers have been caught on tape making horrifying remarks about claimants and one advocated blowing them up with grenades, another accused them of getting money for nothing while the disabled were accused of faking it. And in one disturbing recorded conversation, a manager said: “The police sometimes have sting operations where they gather peopleContinue reading “Universal Credit Staff Taped Making Disgusting Comments About Claimants”