Our free, fortnightly newsletter keeps you up-to-date with all the changes that might affect your:
We are always on the lookout for anything that will make our readers lives more difficult.
We’ve warned about issues such as:
- Increases in the levels of sanctions for ESA and UC claimants.
- The introduction of telephone assessments instead of face-to-face assessments and how best to prepare for them.
- Huge delays in PIP renewals and what happens when your award is due to end.
- How PIP claimants are cheated out of mobility awards for mental health and what to do about it.
- The introduction of tailor made sanctions for disabled claimants on ESA and UC.
- How PIP aids and appliances are used against you and how to fight back.
As well as warning about dangers, we also alert readers to new opportunities.
- The possibility of an award of over £12,000 in arrears of PIP because the DWP had been applying the law wrongly in relation to overwhelming psychological distress and following the route of a journey.
- Improved guidance on the absence of mental health medication, which makes it harder to argue that a claimant’s condition is only mild.
- Although they haven’t announced it officially, the DWP is no longer trying to stop PIP claimants audio recording their assessment on their mobile phone.
- The possibility of being awarded £16,000 in back-payments of PIP for some claimants with mental health conditions who need prompting or social support to engage face-to-face with other people.
- A new and little known right to request a different sort of PIP assessment if you are required to attend a telephone or face-to-face assessment.
- Previously secret DWP documents which show that you don’t need to provide medical evidence of any sort in order to make a successful PIP ESA or UC claim for long-covid.
- Lower cost fibre broadband for some claimants.
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