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 […]
10th July 2017

SIBSS – Guidance on Tax and Benefits Exemptions

Some members have expressed anxiety and uncertainty about the impact of having to  declare any Scottish scheme payments they have received on DWP application forms for […]