From the Daily Record: A seriously ill woman was refused benefits after DWP officials mixed up sensitive medical information with notes from a complete stranger.
From The Guardian: Daniel O’Connor, 64, from Glasgow, has led a tough life. He has severe depression and adjustment disorder, and has twice attempted to end his life. O’Connor had been receiving DLA for nearly 22 years when, this year, his application for a PIP was rejected. Since then, he has experienced financial hardship and says his condition has worsened. O’Connor says he felt as if he wasn’t being listened to at his PIP assessment and recalls telling the assessor that on some days he struggles to get out of bed because his depression is so debilitating. However, his assessor dismissed his story, citing the fact that he could drive as evidence of his ability to carry out everyday tasks. “We got to discussing a previous suicide attempt I had [made],” he says.
From The Scottish Sun: The Scottish Tories would be the winners of controversial planned changes to MP seat boundaries, it emerged today.
From The Independent: A bed-ridden stroke victim was told to use food banks after an administrative error left him and his wife facing extreme poverty.