DWP splash out more than £100m trying to deny disabled people vital benefits

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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has splashed out more than £100 million in a cruel and callous attempt to deny disabled people the benefits they desperately need, damning new figures show.

Figures obtained through Freedom of Information laws reveal the department has spent an eye-watering £108.1 million in the last two years alone, on paying staff to help contest appeals lodged by claimants of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence Payments (PIP). Read on

 

By Steven Preest - Welfare Weekly

Photo credit: Knox O (Wasi Daniju) via photopin cc

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commented 2018-02-15 07:26:48 +0000
With the introduction of PIP, 1,000’s of people with disabilities were taken off the Motability Scheme. This highlights was has happened since the coalition the the Tory Government have been medaling with benefits – https://ramblingsofafibrofoggedmind.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/we-are-spartacus-release-the-reversing-from-recovery-report/ and this https://dairyofanonnymoose.com/2018/02/14/the-business-case-for-inclusive-employment-in-the-workplace/. Progressively the Tories on the one hand have been changing the rules to disqualify more people with disabilities access to benefits and on the other, and on the other removing the support that enables people.
commented 2018-02-14 11:28:45 +0000
Author of ‘The Human Cost of Welfare Reforms’, Mo Stewart has researched this https://www.researchgate.net/publication/321307547_THE_HUMAN_COST_OF_WELFARE_REFORMS, using Government Statistics
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