P’s story: Battling the Department for Work and Pensions

A cancer survivor shares his experience of the benefits system and reveals how the Department for Work and Pensions’ medical assessors have repeatedly judged him fit for work – contradicting evidence from his GP and hospital doctors, and contravening a ruling by an independent tribunal… I was introduced to “P” by Nathan at Brixton Advice … Continue reading P’s story: Battling the Department for Work and Pensions

Toni’s story: Chaos and cruelty at the Department for Work and Pensions

A few weeks ago, I met Toni. She contacted me after reading one of my posts on the Brixton Advice Centre blog because she’s angry about the way people claiming disability benefits are perceived and treated, and wanted to share some of her own experiences of the system. Toni has a complex medical history that … Continue reading Toni’s story: Chaos and cruelty at the Department for Work and Pensions