15th August 2018

PIP Review of Health Assessments – Video Recording Proposal

At a recent DWP PIP Forum meeting, the research staff asked if we could identify any people who have current or past experience of undergoing a […]
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 […]
21st December 2017

For those that did not qualify for Personal Independence Payments (PIP)

As we have mentioned on the website (http://www.sibf.org.uk/sibf-representation-on-scottish-and-uk-benefits-panels/), the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is looking at the situation of people who have a viral […]