24th August 2018

PIP, Benefits reform and requests for Letters of Support from GP’s

Need help to support your PIP application? It seems GP’s won’t help you. Some representative bodies for GP’s in Scotland are advising their GP members to […]
15th August 2018

PIP application Guidance updated to reflect ‘overwhelming’ psychological distress

As readers of previous SIBF news items will be aware, over the past few months the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been undertaking work […]
21st June 2018

Haemophiliacs’ PIP cases mistreated: DWP UK-wide review of claimants with haemarthropathy

Sarah Newton the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, has issued an information note with highlights a “systematic problem” which meant haemophiliacs with haemarthropathy have […]
31st March 2018

Social Security Scotland – dignity, fairness, respect

As we highlighted in a previous post, SIBF have representation on the Scottish Government Experience Panels tasked with redesigning the Scottish Social Security agency. The Scottish […]
26th March 2018

Benefits and Blighted Blood – Welfare Reforms

“Please Sir, Can I Have Some More” Welfare benefits are an entitlement available to all citizens – when there is a need. And like the previous […]
8th November 2017

SIBF representation on UK and Scottish Benefits panels – we need your help

The SIBF has a keen interest in the availability of benefits to those affected by contaminated blood, especially now in this period of uncertainty with changes […]