More inhumane treatment by DWP

Reposted from local newspapers

Two more stories here from local newspapers about the inhumane treatment and incompetence by DWP

The Northern Echo: HOUSE BOUND: Pamela Johnson, of Ferryhill, who has been told that she is fit for work.HOUSE BOUND: Pamela Johnson, of Ferryhill, who has been told that she is fit for work.

  • The Northern Echo: HOUSE BOUND: Pamela Johnson, of Ferryhill, who has been told that she is fit for work.
  • The Northern Echo: HOUSE BOUND: Pamela Johnson, of Ferryhill, who has been told that she is fit for work.
  • The Northern Echo: HOUSE BOUND: Pamela Johnson, of Ferryhill, who has been told that she is fit for work.

1) A WOMAN left on crutches by a leg operation has complained that she has no money as Jobcentre staff say she is fit to work.

Pamela Johnson, 56, of Broomside, in Ferryhill, underwent an operation last October which left her unable to carry on working in a fish and chip shop.

Miss Johnson began claimed benefits and said that Jobcentre bosses have now told her to sign on at Spennymoor to claim £57 Jobseekers’ Allowance each fortnight.

She is also angry that the staff in Spennymoor Jobcentre deemed her to be fit to work.

She said: “I had a medical and the Department for Works and Pensions (DWP) said that my money would stop from June 16 as I am capable of work.

“I now have to go every fortnight to sign on or I get no money. If it’s raining though I can’t go out on my crutches as it’s slippery.

“I’m not married and I have no other wage coming in to help me. I’m going to be on crutches for the rest of my life.”

A DWP spokesman said that clients could ask for the decision to be reconsidered or an appeal could be lodged.

She said: “If we are made aware, in advance, of a legitimate reason why someone cannot attend an appointment we can look to rearrange it for a more suitable time.

“A decision on whether someone is well enough to work is taken following a thorough assessment and after consideration of all the supporting medical evidence provided by the claimant.”

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22 Responses to More inhumane treatment by DWP

  1. They have no idea. (glynnismillward, can you contact me on so I can talk to you privately?)


    • prayerwarriorpsychicnot I have e mailed you sweetie X


      • I have emailed you about an hour ago. Sometimes my emails don’t get delivered or, strangely, arrive late (as did yours this morning). So if you haven’t heard, if you put another reply on this, I will reply here. Then you can delete instead of post.


      • No sign of it yet prayerwarriorpsychicnot ! Funnily enough my e mails seem to be on a go slow today too; a friend e mailed me at about 10am and I,ve only just received it … in fact she rang me because I hadn’t replied because she thought I was lying at the foot of the stairs with a broken neck!


      • Happens to me all the time as a Targeted Individual. I can’t get or receive the simplest communications without things going missing, delayed, not received. Etcetera. OK put this up if you wish. I just thought it might be better to privately discuss first. The lady needs a mobility scooter. But if she lives on the tenth floor it would not be much use to her. If suitable I will give £3k towards it. Perhaps the newspaper might be able to help. Perhaps you have some ideas?
        All the best. Clair


      • What a generous and thoughtful thing to suggest.
        These are the contact details for the Northern Echo where the article was first published; it may be worth getting in touch with them to see if they can help


        BY POST

        The Northern Echo
        PO Box 14
        County Durham
        DL1 1NF

        Sat Nav: DL1 1ND (Crown Street)
        Managing Director: David Coates
        Editor: Peter Barron
        Deputy Editor: Chris Lloyd


        Main Switchboard: 01325 381313

        Kind regards
        Glynis X


      • Cheers, Glynnis. I will try and contact the newspaper.


      • You’re welcome babes x


  2. sdbast says:

    Reblogged this on sdbast.


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  5. beastrabban says:

    Reblogged this on Beastrabban’s Weblog.


  6. jaypot2012 says:

    Reblogged this on Jay's Journal and commented:
    Stories like this should be reported in the mainstream media and not just the local ones. It makes me so angry…


  7. Reblogged this on forcemajeure007 and commented:
    Unnnnbelievable, I sure hope and pray what these good people will get what they are entitled to……Regards. FM007. 😉


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