The sickness absence review is expected to call for a government funded panel to judge people's ability to work, taking the responsibility away from doctors.
The Work and Pensions Secretary has vowed that employment and support allowance (ESA) claimants appealing their ineligibility decision will not have their benefit payments stopped.
The number of women claiming sickness benefits is rising much faster than for men according to analysis of Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) statistics by Legal & General.
Fewer appeals against Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) decisions are being found in the claimants favour, according to government statistics.
Fewer claimants are being found eligible for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) despite government claims that the benefits system is providing greater protection for disabled people.
Cancer patients already severely struggling with financial difficulties because of their illness could be hit with "catastrophic" effects if welfare reform proceeds, MacMillan Cancer Support has warned.
More than half of SME employers fear the cost impact of the government's health and welfare reforms, according to Jelf Group.
Disability charities are horrified at government plans to cut employment and support allowance (ESA) during appeals.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is reportedly pushing for GPs to be required to encourage patients with long term medical conditions to go back to work.
The Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) has produced a ‘myth buster' factsheet issuing a stark warning for potential future claimants about the realities of the impending welfare reforms.
Just one quarter of people in employment prior to successfully claiming Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) had returned to work 18 months later, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has found.
Almost 30 million protection policies were in force last year with consumers receiving over £32m per day in benefits, according to the ABI.
Dame Carol Black will urge HM Treasury to remove tax barriers that stop businesses implementing staff absence management and wellbeing programs.
The Liberal Democrats have passed a policy motion to urge the government to accept the recommendations in the Dilnot Report on long term care (LTC).
PruProtect has called critics of its desire for protection to be made compulsory as being "defeatist" and argued that the need is "very clear".
Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claimants are the most dissatisfied with their service from the Job Centre, according to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
More than 11,000 benefit sanctions were imposed on Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claimants between June last year and the end of May.
LV= paid 93% of its income protection (IP) and critical illness (CI) claims in the year to the end of June.
Fifty charities have hit out at the government for using ‘dangerously misleading' benefit claims statistics that are contributing to hatred towards disabled people.
Britons recognise the benefits of being in work and support GPs in deciding when they should return to work, according to new research.
Disability rights campaigners have hit out at a report by MPs which concluded the process used to decide claimants' eligibility for benefits is working well.
Only a quarter (24%) of people applying for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) are found sick or disabled enough to be awarded the benefit, according to latest government statistics.
Any new legislation implementing private sector involvement in supporting the welfare state will not happen until a potential second term, according to the ABI.
More than half of Britons do not think they need to buy extra insurance because of the government's welfare reforms and big society agenda, new research has found.