Home Pensions and Benefits

Pensions and Benefits

News and opinion on pensions and benefits for people with disability.

Turnbull government must show how it will fully fund the NDIS

The Turnbull Government is walking away from its strategy to fully fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) through a small increase to the Medicare Levy.

DWP in disarray as fresh legal defeat could mean fourth trawl...

Universal credit is not working. It’s not working for [disabled people], it’s not working for parents, it’s not working for low-income and part-time employees and it’s not working for the self-employed.

Kiwi mum who suffered head injury denied a benefit from Australian...

A New Zealand citizen living in Australian can't get any social security benefits after acquiring a disability.

NDIS Budget Blow For People With Disabilities

People with disability around Australia are reeling after the Treasurer’s backflip on funding for the NDIS. People with disability feel betrayed and ambushed by this decision and are left wondering what else is in this year’s budget?

Disabled people split over personal health budget expansion plans

The government’s plans faced determined opposition from other disabled campaigners this week, with many concerned that they could be part of a planned creeping privatisation of the NHS.

Call for government to ditch ‘discriminatory’ PIP rules for NHS care...

Campaigners are calling on the government to scrap a policy that prevents disabled people with complex healthcare needs receiving the benefits they need to stay mobile if they are living in residential homes.

The PIP Files: Senior MP to write to minister over ‘devastating’...

A senior opposition MP is to write to the minister for disabled people to ask how she plans to penalise government contractors Atos and Capita, following “devastating” revelations about their “shocking” failings in delivering disability benefit assessments.

Ministers secretly ditch government’s disability strategy

The government appears to have scrapped its cross-departmental disability strategy – which was aimed at “improving the lives of disabled people” – and abandoned any idea of replacing it.

DWP silence over new PIP backdating call

People with long-term health conditions have been wrongly deprived of the personal independence payment (PIP) they were entitled to.

Atos and Capita win PIP contract extension ‘because DWP is chained...

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) was developing its own IT system that would allow it to “enable more providers to deliver PIP”.

STAY UP TO DATE

4,890FansLike
31,549FollowersFollow