Disability Allowance

The Funniest #banbenefits Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Comedy

A tip of the hat to Twitter's fine Daily Mail spoof account @DMReporter, which outdid itself on Sunday when it launched the hashtag #banbenefits with ...

Afghanistan Amputee Has Benefits Cut After Atos Test

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK

A royal marine who lost his leg in a roadside bomb in Afghanistan has had his disability benefits cut after being assessed by private firm Atos. A...

Universal Credit and Disability Allowance Controversy

Vincent Brogan | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Politics
Vincent Brogan

A scheme to get claimants off long term disability back to work is turning into something of a PR nightmare for the government. The sight of disabled protesters and their growing number of supporters taking to the streets, after a widely acclaimed Paralympics, is one it might wish to avoid.

Obesity Should Be Treated Like Cancer – I Don’t Think So!

Fay Sayles | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Fay Sayles

If these people really want help, why don't they begin by helping themselves? Why not have a few meals less per day and switch to spending tax payers money on fruit and vegetables instead of takeaways and cakes!

Welfare Reform Bill's Assault on Disabled People - Why I Protested This Weekend

Lisa Egan | Posted 30.03.2012 | UK Politics
Lisa Egan

On Saturday afternoon I, along with a couple of hundred other people, spent two hours sitting in the middle of the road at Oxford Circus. Why? To draw attention to the cruelty of the government's assault on disabled people in the Welfare Reform Bill, which finishes its journey through parliament this coming week.

Cancer Patients Deserve the Government's Support

Ciaran Devane | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Politics
Ciaran Devane

Asking peers to accept an arbitrary one year time limit for Employment and Support Allowance payments for cancer patients and others to recover from their gruelling treatment and get back behind a desk or onto the factory floor was always going to be a tough sell, and so it proved yesterday evening.