Research into the impact of welfare reform

Citizens Advice Cymru have commissioned Shelter Cymru to undertake a research study with people from all over Wales to explore the day-to-day experience of welfare reform and how it’s affecting people’s lives. Researchers are especially interested in speaking to people who have been hit by multiple changes, in order for them to assess the cumulative […]

Almost two out of three PIP claims refused

Almost two out of three people who apply for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) get nothing at all unless they are terminally ill, DWP figures released today reveal.  The statistics also expose the massive backlog created by the combined failures of Atos, Capita and the DWP, with fewer than one in six claims having so far […]

Couple win appeal against 'bedroom tax'

A DISABLED man and his wife are among the first in Wales to win an appeal against the controversial ‘bed-room tax’ after an Aberystwyth tribunal accepted that they needed separate bedrooms. District judge Sarah Williams allowed an appeal against a county council decision to apply a two-bedroom reduction in housing benefits at the unnamed couple’s […]

Wasted money – wasted homes

The effects of the under-occupancy penalty or ‘Bedroom Tax’ are a real concern, and a great cause of anxiety affecting many disabled people in Wales. A report published today by Wales & West Housing Association revealed that MORE than £40m of public money is set to be wasted in Wales due to the removal of […]

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