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  • Blog

    Retrospective on Remote Social Security Hearings

    Prior to the national lockdown, Z2K’s Tribunal representation project largely revolved around client contact. From our initial meeting with clients at outreach sessions and appointments at our offices to scan their paperwork, to clients meeting their representative and ultimately attending the Tribunal with them on the day of their hearing.


    Moving from DLA to PIP could mean losing mobility and independence

    Personal Independence Payment (PIP) began replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) in 2013. Both benefits are designed, in theory, to help with the extra costs of having a disability or long-term health conditions. We are finding that the threshold for PIP is much higher than DLA, and people are worse off. This is particularly the case for those with physical disabilities, but no mental health issues.


    PTSD and the Welfare System

    Sufferers of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder who apply for social security payments are frequently having their symptoms overlooked and their conditions ignored, forcing them to go through the long, draining process of appeal in order to get the payments they are entitled to.