Callous Tories refuse to ease ‘pointlessly cruel’ benefit sanctions regime : Welfare Weekly


The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has come under fire after it refused to adopt of series of recommendations that are designed to protect vulnable benefit claimants from financial hardship caused by sanctions.

An investigation by the Work and Pensions Select Committee (WPSC) found that reducing or completely stopping a person’s benefit payments for failure to comply with arbitrary requirments is “pointlessly cruel” and often “counter-productive”.

However, the Government rejected the Commitee’s recommendation that claimants already found to have limited capability for work should be exempt from sanctions.

 

Source: Callous Tories refuse to ease ‘pointlessly cruel’ benefit sanctions regime : Welfare Weekly

One thought on “Callous Tories refuse to ease ‘pointlessly cruel’ benefit sanctions regime : Welfare Weekly

  1. A DWP spokesperson said: “Fewer than 3% of those subject to requirements for their benefits are under sanction, and only when they have not met them without good reason.

    Is this what they really believe, for some of the stories, if not all, prove that the staement is not fully correct. It may be only 3% who are subjected to sanctions, but that is a large number of people. However, the later point ‘only when they have not met them without good reason’, this is not correct, as the stories prove.

    Sanctioned ‘for working and missing an appointment’ or ‘in hosptial’ and many more.

    It is not the Governments denial of the evidence for they know the evidence is correct, they are doing it because they can, for they are cruel and callous and they know what they are doing, for they wish to punish the poor, the disabled, the vulnerable, for this Government does not care, not one bit.

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