Better Disability

July 8, 2013

Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: The disability stats Government DON'T …

As sickness and disability activists finally hope to see IDS and others hauled before the Work and Pensions Committee for misleading statistics, it can sometimes seem as though the whole country has turned away, happy to

May 21, 2013

Victory for welfare campaigners as judges rule controversial … – Mind

Victory for welfare campaigners as judges rule controversial disability benefits procedure is unfair. Posted Wednesday 22 May 2013. Three judges have ruled that the procedure currently used by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) …

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Victory for welfare campaigners as judges rule controversial … – Mind

April 21, 2013

Three 'blind' mice lose disability benefits in welfare crackdown …

The three blind mice made famous in the popular nursery rhyme have been stripped of their disability benefits, the Department for Work and Pensions confirmed today. 'Following a reassessment for the new Personal …

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January 27, 2013

Dundee injured war veteran fighting for Disability Allowance | Black …

Despite the day-to-day problems Sam suffers, he has been denied Disability Living Allowance after the Department for Work and Pensions told him his disability does not merit help, claiming he is not unable to walk when …

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August 31, 2012

Protest: Disability rights groups target Atos in London

Over 400 protesters from Disabled People Against the Cuts and U.K. Uncut protested on Friday outside Paralympic sponsor Atos' headquarters and the Department for Work and Pensions in London.

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August 28, 2012

DWP seeks to address disability benefit appeals success rate …

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) says it's now receiving feedback on tribunal outcomes where disability benefit claimants – assessed as fit for work by Government assessors – have successfully appealed their …

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August 19, 2012

Man in a coma is "fit for work," loses disability benefits – Boing Boing

A post in a thread on rightsnet.co.uk claims that ATOS (a French private company that administers disability benefits assessments for the UK Department of Work and Pensions) has declared a man in a coma to be fit for work …

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July 16, 2012

Senate HELP Committee Releases Report on, Recommendations …

WASHINGTON—Today, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and the Senate author of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, released a report …

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Sen. Tom Harkin: Disability Employment: Are We at the Tipping Point?

Today, in my role as chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, I am releasing a report urging Congress, the Administration, the business community, and society at large to make the issue …

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Sen. Tom Harkin: Disability Employment: Are We at the Tipping Point?

July 6, 2012

Harkin sets hearing on disability rights in Cedar Rapids July 13 …

WASHINGTON– Sen. Tom Harkin, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, will convene a field hearing on disability rights…

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