This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition Allow carers & disabled to continue claiming benefits while waiting for MR
With many disabled people having to ask for Mandatory Reconsideration and then appeal they are often left unsupported while gov. depts and legal system is snowed under unable to process appeals fast enough.
In the majority of cases the appeals are won which means claimants are caused unnecessary
hardship while waiting. Often with disastrous results. Volunteer carers are also effected often having their entire benefits cut to zero while waiting an outcome. This is unfair. If the system is so poorly designed that large numbers are having to appeal only to win their case then it is fair that the claimants should continue to receive benefits while waiting for an inadequate system to catch up. Even when an appeal is won no compensation for extra cost is awarded so penalizing the applicant
This petition is closed This petition ran for 6 months