What is wrong with the DWP or more correctly what is wrong with the DWP Benefit assessors, for they appear to go out of their way to humiliate certain claimants.
A qualified doctor certified that a 35-year-old benefit claimant was unfit for work due to their mental health issues, but a DWP assessor found the opposite and also asked extremely humiliating questions.
How can this be deemed to be right?
This form of assessing needs to be stopped immediately.
It is in fact a form of abuse to a vulnerable person, which is against the Care Act 2014 or is the DWP excluding from such legislation?
Universal Credit: Mentally Ill Man Asked How Often He Changes His Underwear
“They Asked Me How Many Times A Week I Changed My Underwear.”
A 35-year-old benefit claimant claims he was asked how often he changes his underwear during a humiliating face-to-face ‘fit for work’ assessment. unnamed individual is said to suffer from mental health problems which affect his ability to hold down a job.
He was told to attend a ‘Work Capability Assessment’ as part of a new claim for Universal Credit, despite being told by a doctor that he was unfit for work because of his poor mental state.
Speaking to Lincolnshire Live, he said that he had worked as a chef ever since leaving school, but the long hours and resulting stress meant he was unable to continue working. “I was working full time and had been for a long while”, he said.
“I was working ridiculous hours…
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