Yellow card scheme abandoned

Yellow card scheme abandoned

A decision has been made to abandon a ‘yellow card’ scheme that was being trialled to support those who have been wrongly stripped of their benefits or suffered cuts to their benefits. The scheme offered a 14 day cushion to allow claimants to contest the...
DPAC stage Universal Credit protests

DPAC stage Universal Credit protests

Disabled People Against Cuts have staged a series of protests around the country today to protest universal credit. Introduced in 2013 by the Conservatives as a total overhaul of the benefits system to replace six means-tested benefits systems, including Income...
Dealing with PIP

Dealing with PIP

The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) is looking into concerns that complaints made against PIP assessors are not being dealt with appropriately. Nurses, physiotherapists and paramedics are among those who have taken on the role as an assessor to professionally...
The wrong questions

The wrong questions

Claimants asked how they caught Down’s syndrome The Work and Pensions Committee* has revealed that following a call last year for evidence on the medical assessments for disability benefits PIP and ESA they had a staggering 4000 responses. Claimants were invited to...