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Read the latest insights from our team on the personal stories, policy developments and opportunities for change we work towards
The reality of moving from homelessness to the Private Rented Sector
Eimear Twomey, our Tenancy Engagement Officer, on managing what can be an extremely difficult move from homelessness to the Private Rented Sector.
Appeal lapse statistics show that the Mandatory Reconsideration is not fit for purpose
Z2K’s FOI request reveals that thousands of appeals are lapsing every year, distorting DWP and HMCTS statistics and hiding the true extent of poor decision making. 19% of PIP appeals were lapsed in 2018, showing that the Mandatory Reconsideration process just isn’t working.
Moving from DLA to PIP could mean losing mobility and independence
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) began replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) in 2013. Both benefits are designed, in theory, to help with the extra costs of having a disability or long-term health conditions. We are finding that the threshold for PIP is much higher than DLA, and people are worse off. This is particularly the case for those with physical disabilities, but no mental health issues.