Blog: Benefits

Need Financial Assistance@

5 October 2017

Source MS Society:

Need Financial Assistance? Who can help?

End to ESA reassessments comes into effect

4 October 2017

Source MS Society:

From the 29th September, some people with MS won't have to be re-tested for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) after their next reassessment.

Last October the Government announced it would stop ESA reassessments for people with severe conditions who can't work.

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed this change will start from today. They’ve also provided more detail about who it will apply to....

PIP and ESA Assessments

4 October 2017

Source Parliament UK:

As part of our inquiry on PIP and ESA Assessments, the Work and Pensions Committee would like to hear about your experience of claiming PIP or ESA.

People with MS lose more than £6m of benefits a year after PIP is introduced, show figures

31 August 2017

A third of MS sufferers who previously received the highest rate of Disability Living Allowance have had their payments downgraded since 2013

DWP spends £39m defending decisions to strip benefits from sick and disabled people

30 August 2017

Source Independent:

Ministers have spent almost £40m in an “appalling” attempt to stop sick and disabled people receiving the financial help they are entitled to, The Independent can reveal.

Missed opportunities in latest PIP review

6 April 2017

Source MS Society:

A second independent review into how Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is working was published recently.

5 things you need to know about today's PIP changes

16 March 2017

Source MS Society:

Personal Independence Payment ( PIP ) is a benefit helps cover the extra costs you can face if you need help doing everyday tasks or find it difficult to get around. It’s replacing Disability Living Allowance ( DLA ) for people of working age across the UK.

Charities' plea over Personal Independence Payments

15 March 2017

Source BBC:

The chief executives of more than 30 charities have written to ministers urging them not to restrict access to a disability benefit.

Funding for social care announced in Budget

9 March 2017

Source MS Society:

The Chancellor Phillip Hammond has announced funding of £2 billion over the next three years for the social care system in England.

Disability benefits: Number 10 defends changes to PIPs

3 March 2017

Source BBC:

Downing Street has defended plans to change access to disability benefits, saying that "nobody is losing out".

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