Welfare Benefits

Not All Disabled People Are Old, Right?

Elizabeth Wright | Posted 13.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Wright

Disability does not discriminate, it can affect you no-matter your age, gender, or ethnicity, and anyone who fits the criteria can apply for a blue badge. I know there are people who abuse the system, but let the authorities deal with these people.

My Message to George - Protect Disabled People from Benefit Cuts

Mark Lever | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Lever

David Cameron has spoken of his belief in a 'compassionate nation' - one that protects the most vulnerable. If his Government is serious about this, they need to make sure that they protect all disability benefits and housing benefit for younger disabled people. Only then will people on the autism spectrum receive the support they need to live independent and fulfilling lives.

How to Survive Mental Illness Under a Tory Government

Laura Roche | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Politics
Laura Roche

Let's be honest, it wasn't ideal having mental health issues under the previous government, but now the Tories are in power, their proposed austerity cuts to service and benefits have understandably caused shock-waves and concern for sufferers.

Is the ESA Appeals System Failing Disabled People?

Simon Stevens | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

The WCA has been regarded by many campaigners as being 'not fit for purpose', leading to a divisive and confrontational approach by many claimants, and I fear this has made the situation worse than it could have been. The campaigners have cited the fact that 38% of ESA appeals have been overturned as evidence that the WCA is not working and has to be changed.

Immigrant Benefit Changes Would Have To Apply To UK Citizens

PA | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK

Any restrictions on health and welfare benefits for immigrants from European Union states would have to apply equally to UK citizens under EU law, Dow...

Labour Slam Child Benefit Reforms

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.01.2013 | UK

Up to one million families face having their child benefit clawed back through complicated self-assessment tax returns, Labour warned on Saturday. ...

Felicity A Morse

'We Are The Scapegoats, Doing Nothing Is Not An Option'

HuffingtonPost.com | Felicity A Morse | Posted 01.11.2012 | UK

A disability campaigner who set up an e-petition to stop government benefit cuts has vowed to continue her fight, after gaining more than 62,000 signa...

Duncan Smith: Monthly Benefit Payments 'Will Help Poorest'

PA | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Politics

Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith has insisted shifting to monthly benefit payments would help the poorest and dismissed claims the move w...