Disability benefits

We believe that the government's harsh policies on accessing disability benefits are preventing disabled and unwell people from getting the disability payments they are entitled to.

Hundreds of thousands of claimants for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence Payment (PIP) are being wrongly turned down.

Without this vital income, many are pushed into debt, face rent arrears and have to rely on foodbanks to survive.

In order to get their payments reinstated, they have to go through a long, draining ordeal of Mandatory Reconsideration and appeal, putting them under severe financial and emotional pressure for sometimes over a year.

To learn more about the experiences of our clients, download our full recommendations below.

#PeopleBeforeProcess: the state of disability benefit assessments and the urgent need for reform

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Access Denied - Barriers to justice in the disability benefits system

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