Department for Work and Pensions

My child was awarded disability benefits after five years of fighting. Why don't I feel victorious?
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Cathy Reay

My child was awarded disability benefits after five years of fighting. Why don't I feel victorious?

Cathy Reay never imagined that it would take five years to convince the DWP that her disabled child deserved to receive disability benefits. They were one of the lucky ones, she writes. The system is failing thousands of disabled people, often with far more dangerous consequences.
DWP under investigation over treatment of ill and disabled people after deaths of benefit claimants
Department for Work and Pensions

DWP under investigation over treatment of ill and disabled people after deaths of benefit claimants

DWP ramps up AI use to 'bring the future to the welfare system' and push people into work
disability benefits
Department for Work and Pensions

DWP ramps up AI use to 'bring the future to the welfare system' and push people into work

June 2024 payment dates for DWP benefits – plus changes to universal credit
Benefits

June 2024 payment dates for DWP benefits – plus changes to universal credit

Archbishop of Canterbury joins growing calls for end to 'cruel' and 'immoral' two-child benefit cap
Two-child benefit cap

Archbishop of Canterbury joins growing calls for end to 'cruel' and 'immoral' two-child benefit cap

Almost no recorded cases of disability benefit fraud despite DWP crackdown: 'PIP fraud is a non-issue'
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Disability benefits

Almost no recorded cases of disability benefit fraud despite DWP crackdown: 'PIP fraud is a non-issue'

Deaf man awarded £50,000 after 'oppressive' and 'discriminatory' treatment by DWP
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Department for Work and Pensions

Deaf man awarded £50,000 after 'oppressive' and 'discriminatory' treatment by DWP

Benefit reforms 'entirely in the wrong direction' to help disabled people into work, DWP warned
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Benefits

Benefit reforms 'entirely in the wrong direction' to help disabled people into work, DWP warned

DWP snooping on benefit claimants' bank accounts will 'decimate civil liberties', campaigners warn
Department for Work and Pensions

DWP snooping on benefit claimants' bank accounts will 'decimate civil liberties', campaigners warn

DWP sparks outcry with plan to hire 2,500 'agents' to investigate universal credit claimants
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Benefit fraud

DWP sparks outcry with plan to hire 2,500 'agents' to investigate universal credit claimants

Universal credit changes risk pushing vulnerable benefit claimants 'into crisis', DWP warned
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Universal credit

Universal credit changes risk pushing vulnerable benefit claimants 'into crisis', DWP warned

'I'm terrified': Disabled and mentally ill people share harrowing experiences of benefits system
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Benefits

'I'm terrified': Disabled and mentally ill people share harrowing experiences of benefits system

Applying for DWP benefits is 'soul-destroying' and 'unnecessarily difficult', study finds
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Benefits

Applying for DWP benefits is 'soul-destroying' and 'unnecessarily difficult', study finds

PIP changes: What is the government planning with the disability benefits system?
Disability benefits

PIP changes: What is the government planning with the disability benefits system?

DWP sparks outcry as disabled people face end to cash benefits: 'This won't solve the UK's problems'
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Disability benefits

DWP sparks outcry as disabled people face end to cash benefits: 'This won't solve the UK's problems'

DWP disability benefit cuts will impact 450,000 people – but very few will actually find paid work
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Benefits

DWP disability benefit cuts will impact 450,000 people – but very few will actually find paid work

I know how to make the DWP better and get more people into work – but they're just not listening
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John McDonough

I know how to make the DWP better and get more people into work – but they're just not listening

DWP payment dates for benefits and pensions in May 2024 – and how to know if you're eligible
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Benefits

DWP payment dates for benefits and pensions in May 2024 – and how to know if you're eligible

DWP has the power to help people. Why is it choosing to threaten disabled people instead?
dwp
Sumi Rabindrakumar

DWP has the power to help people. Why is it choosing to threaten disabled people instead?

'It's evil what they're doing': DWP denying benefits to people with schizophrenia and mental illness
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Benefits

'It's evil what they're doing': DWP denying benefits to people with schizophrenia and mental illness

DWP risks repeat of Post Office scandal with plan to snoop on claimants' bank accounts, MPs warn
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Benefits

DWP risks repeat of Post Office scandal with plan to snoop on claimants' bank accounts, MPs warn

Millions missing out on £23billion in unclaimed DWP benefits – an average of £2,700 per person
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Benefits

Millions missing out on £23billion in unclaimed DWP benefits – an average of £2,700 per person

DWP could violate human rights with plan to snoop on benefit claimants' bank accounts
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Benefits

DWP could violate human rights with plan to snoop on benefit claimants' bank accounts

Long-term sickness cannot be fixed by tightening 'harsh' disability benefits system, experts warn
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Benefits

Long-term sickness cannot be fixed by tightening 'harsh' disability benefits system, experts warn

Thousands could be owed up to £12k from DWP in backdated PIP payments. Here's what you need to know
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Social Justice

Thousands could be owed up to £12k from DWP in backdated PIP payments. Here's what you need to know