11th September 2020
Personal independence payment (PIP) is the main disability benefit for working-age people. This course will give you an understanding of the main rules and help you identify people who may...
22 May 2020
Latest issues include: seriously ill people not receiving additional amounts in their UC, accidental migration to UC, people being refused PIP assessments on request and lack of benefit entitlement in respect of 16 and 17 year olds.
11 May 2020
Latest issues emerging from the Early Warning System include: claimants subject to the benefit cap not benefiting from the increase in UC, EU nationals with no entitlement to means-tested benefits; disabled people struggling to claim PIP or partake in assessments, and the impact of bereavement on social security entitlement
07 May 2020
This is the third in a series of weekly briefings, Mind the Gaps, which highlight some of the gaps in support that exist for children and families affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
30 April 2020
Latest findings emerging from the Early Warning System include: difficulty accessing PIP claim forms, people accruing rent arrears because they are unable to move and confusion about which benefit to claim
23 April 2020
The Early Warning System was set up by CPAG in Scotland to collect and analyse case evidence about how social security changes are affecting the wellbeing of children, their families and the communities that support them. We will be producing a regular summary of emerging issues during the Covid 19 pandemic. This summary includes case studies from the week 13th – 17th April
Most social security benefits are affected if you are in prison. This factsheet outlines the main issues that come up if you are remanded in custody or if you are serving a prison sentence.
Tribunal making worse decision than DWP offered claimant / practice of "offers"
This case concerns the apparent DWP practice of making "offers" to claimants who have appealed a decision about their benefit entitlement where if the claimant states they would renew their appeal against a revised decision that gave them what was offered, the Decision Maker does not revise as offered but instead allows the case to proceed to the Tribunal. In particular it concerns the approach the First-tier Tribunal should take when faced with a case in which such an offer has been made and refused.
14 January 2020
Book on our PIP and attendance allowance - an introduction, or Challenging PIP decisions training courses in January
The Disability Rights Handbook provides a comprehensive guide to social security and related benefits for all disabled people, their families, carers and advisers.