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Planned Benefit changes – April 2019

This may change between May and April, but these are the benefit changes intended by the government:Working age benefits like Universal Credit (standard) will be the same. so will Housing Benefit - the Government has frozen these rates until 2020.People in the ESA...

Become a councillor and make change

A fund is being set up to help disabled people who want to become Councillors. There are very few councillors avccros the country who are disabled people. Each disabled person running to be a councillor, police commissioner, or Mayor will be able to get up around...

Chancellor takes a swipe at disabled people

Chancellor Philip Hammond, in his budget speech spoke about low productivity in the Uk - - people are working to slowly, or not producing enough. Guess who was one of the scapegoats for this? This is some of what he said: “It is almost certainly the case that by...

ESA – Fitness for Work

The rules governing ESA fitness for work, include one known as regulation 29. This rule is for people who dont get the points they need in order to be found not fit for work. The regulation states that if a person should be treated as if s/he is not fit for work, and...

Government taken to Court over UC

Universal Credit is now up and running in Wolverhampton for all new claims for adults (excluding PIP). New claims for ESA now come under the umbrella of Universal Credit. But severely disabled people without a carer are penalised under this system and losing between...

Get Active!

Loneliness and isolation are linked to poor health and wellbeing, especially in the colder months, older or disabled people can get quite isolated and go for days without seeing or speaking to anyone. Family carers also often do not get out and take some social time...

What to do about benefit sanctions

In the last 10 years, over a million disabled people have had their benefits stopped with sanctions. If this is you, and you had good reason to miss an appointment, appeal right away. You must ask for a Mandatory Reconsideration, and explain why you missed the...

Changes to Blue Badge proposed

The Department of Transport is considering widening the scope of Blue Badge scheme, so that people with less obvious impairments like autism and dementia are able to get blue badge parking. They are also looking at increasing the type of professionals who can assess...

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