Very nice blogg post Bro Lez
The Independent has published “the 11 most senseless benefit sanction decisions known to man” and the list of heartless decisions to axe claimants’ benefits is truly shocking.
From a man who was deemed to have failed to complete an Employment and Support Allowance assessment due to suffering a heart attack during at the job centre, to someone who had his benefits stopped for selling poppies in aid of soldiers, the sad and sorry catalogue of decisions reinforce the view that the DWP have long since ceased to see claimants as real people.
This ridiculous collection of sanctions puts DWP plans to charge claimants for appealing against benefit decisions, announced earlier this year.
A report in July found that “cruel” benefit sanctions are hitting the poorest hardest while the rich get richer. Even more damningly, figures show that 8 million Brits are in receipt of income support, jobseekers allowance, employment support, housing benefit…
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