Lobby aims to persuade MPs that DWP must First Do No Harm on assessments
John Pring - 24 January 2019
Disabled activists are hoping to use a parliamentary meeting next month to persuade more MPs that action must be taken to prevent further deaths caused by the government’s much-criticised fitness for work test.
The First Do No Harm lobby on 13 February aims to expose the continued harm caused to disabled people by government social security reforms.
And it will focus on the repeated failure of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to ensure that the “further medical evidence” needed to demonstrate a disabled person’s eligibility for out-of-work disability benefits is always collected, particularly for claimants with mental health conditions... See more