Tag Archives: ESA

Tories discuss stripping benefits claimants who refuse treatment for depression

Reposted from the Telegraph As if the Tories haven’t damaged peoples mental health enough with their flawed policies, now we have this … they really don’t give a sh*t do they. The number of people who have been out of … Continue reading

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DWP gets deathly defensive

Excellent post from Nick at ILegal (note the possible Cabinet shuffle for IDS at bottom of the article) Post by nickd (Mylegal) on 2 hours ago DWP gets deathly defensive IDS you MUST apologise In usual DWP defence mode, their politically biased press office … Continue reading

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Jobcentre Manager: “There Are Now Targets For Bullying Claimants Off ESA”

Reposted from Same Difference Many thanks to Benefits And Work for their very useful summary of a very important article. Earlier this month Benefits and Work reported that there had been a massive and unexplained rise in the number of ESA sanctions, with the total … Continue reading

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SANCTIONED ON WORK PROGRAMME AND BEGGING FOR FOOD

Reposted from Foodbank helper  Here’s what it’s like to be a vulnerable person, sanctioned by a work programme provider (you know, the ones paid by results) and having to live on a food budget of £3.50 a week. It’s enough to … Continue reading

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IDS & his beloved statistics

Reposted from Ilegal Now, we all know how Iain Duncan Smith loves his statistics, no matter how inaccurate they may be. However, the brilliant Nick at Ilegal proves (once again) that IDS has been, er how can I put this … Continue reading

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More inhumane treatment by DWP

Reposted from local newspapers Two more stories here from local newspapers about the inhumane treatment and incompetence by DWP HOUSE BOUND: Pamela Johnson, of Ferryhill, who has been told that she is fit for work. 1) A WOMAN left on … Continue reading

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Assessing the assessors

Reposted from the Centre for Welfare Reform The assessment of disabled people for the Employment Support Allowance has been a national scandal. Much of the focus has been on the private healthcare firm, Atos, who have administered the DWP’s assessment. … Continue reading

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