Access Denied: Barriers to Justice in the Disability Benefits System

Zacchaeus 2000 Trust, July 2018

Report  from the Zacchaeus 2000 Trust suggesting a hostile environment has been created preventing disabled and unwell people from getting the disability payments they are entitled to.  It argues that many claimants for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence Payment (PIP) are being wrongly turned down, 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.

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