Benefit assessments: our group statement to MPs

Here is our group statement to the MPs who scrutinise the DWP, for their inquiry into the assessment of disability benefits. The last time they did this was in 2017-2018. We want to share it now as we have been supporting bereaved relatives interviewed in last night’s Channel 4 Dispatches: Truth about disability benefits. The … Read more

Universal Credit: disabled mums & disabled children lose more

In October 2021, disabled claimants were back in court for the third time to challenge benefit losses under Universal Credit compared to previous benefits. We have been supporting the two disabled men, anonymously called TP and AR. This time, Disability News Service reported that a disabled mother and her family who have joined the case, … Read more

Wed 6 Oct: Picket the family court — stop Universal Credit cut. Take away our poverty NOT our children!

WinVisible is joining this protest tomorrow. Join in person or on Twitter @NotSeparation @WinVisibleWomen Support Not Separation say: NO cut to Universal Credit! Protect mothers & children NOT violent men! “The family court picket is back! Join us Wed 6 Oct, 12.30 – 1.30pm“Outside London family court First Ave House, 42-49 High Holborn, WC1V 6NP “On the day … Read more

Disabled woman left in limbo wins £4,000 UC disability payments

Under COVID, sick and disabled claimants are losing vital benefits due to delays with assessments and decisions.  But with WinVisible’s support, Ms S finally won over £4,000 disability payments in May 2021 plus ongoing payments, after being left in limbo for 16 months stuck on Universal Credit (UC) basic rate.  Ms S has a severe … Read more

Moving home: ESA to Universal Credit

Your benefit rights — if you have to move local authority area. If you are in the Support Group of ESA and have to move out of your local authority area, your ESA is not protected anymore, you have to claim Universal Credit (UC). We wanted to share some info you may not know — … Read more

Welcome to WinVisible’s workshops on Zoom

Welcome to WinVisible’s workshops on Zoom — three dates and topics coming up: Starting on Wednesday 17 March 1.30pm-3pm Women fighting for disability benefit rights under COVID How we win exemption from the hated interviews – Andie Left in limbo on basic Universal Credit: fighting Maximus and DWP “inconclusive” work capability telephone interview – S … Read more

Mon 1 March: Universal Credit 2nd day of action to keep £20 — and more

Fight for £20 more for claimants on other benefits We invite everyone to join the 2nd UK Day of Action to keep the £20 increase to Universal Credit and extend it to other benefits.  Ahead of the Budget on Wednesday 3 March.  Called by Disabled People Against Cuts. Follow us on Twitter on Monday 1 … Read more

Sat 6 Feb: Universal Credit — join online day of action against £20 cut

Say NO to the proposed £20 per week cut to Universal Credit Fight for £20 increase for claimants on other benefits We invite everyone to join the National Day of Action to fight plans to scrap the £20 uplift to Universal Credit.  Called by Disabled People Against Cuts, Homes For All campaign and People Before … Read more

Raise Child Benefit to £50

WinVisible has joined in signing an open letter to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak calling for Child Benefit to be increased to £50 per week per child.  From Thrive Teeside (in the North East of England) the letter is supported by women’s and community groups, and prominent people.  The letter also calls for the abolition of … Read more