Source BBC: One in two people who appealed in court against a decision to deny them disability benefits were successful, analysis of five years of data shows.
Source BBC: Assessors wrongly calculated the income of thousands of people during the process that resulted in people moving from incapacity benefit and severe disability allowance onto ESA.
Source The Guardian: Andrew McDonald, who chaired Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, says the system is ‘Kafka-esque’
Source MS Society: Welfare support is vital for many people with MS. It helps us manage the extra costs of the condition, stay in work for longer and participate fully in society.
BMSTC Member Sue Doughty is mentioned in the article - "Sue Doughty lives in Twyford, Berkshire. She has multiple sclerosis. She faced homelessness and had to rely on help from her daughter.
Following a year spent in appeal, the Court of Tribunal awarded Sue PIP ongoing for life."
Source ITV Meridian News:
Multiple Sclerosis is a condition that affects more than 1100,000 people in the UK but the MS Society claims that it's becoming more difficult for sufferers to claim disability benefit.
The charity is highlighting the case of a trainee veterinary nurse...
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.