Dad with 6 months to live ‘devastated’ after DWP ask him to reapply for benefits


When will the DWP or more especially the Government realise the suffering they are causing by the stringent rules they have created within the benefit system.

To do nothing of note, which they are effectively doing is not caring, but uncaring.

Uncaring is the impression they are giving and the longer they stay in thier current mode the more uncaring they appear to be, which may be the reality.

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Ron Stevenson [below], 69, who is almost completely paralysed, was warned his benefit payments could stop on July 29 if he did not reply to a letter from the Department of Work and Pensions.

A terminally ill man with just six months to live was ‘devastated’ to be told he’d need to reapply for his benefits. Ron Stevenson, 69, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease 10 years ago and relies on moderate weekly care payments to supplement his care.

But last month, Ron received a letter from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) calling for him to reapply for his benefits because he is up for reassessment. He says the letter told him if he did not reply his payments would stop on July 29.

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DWP has sent 150,000 of the ‘fit for work’ letters that ‘risk patients’ health’


If the DWP was a competent Government department none of these problems would be occurring, but competence is the main word in all this.

For this department has shown over many years how incompetent they are.

Where an appeal is in process or there is the probability of an appeal this letter to GPs should not be sent and a competent and responsible organisation would comply with this.

But we have to look at the agenda and this appears to be to cause as many problems as they can do to people claiming benefits.

Any reasonable, competent and responsible organisation should not have to have it pointed out to them that these letters should not be issued and that GPs still need to send the ‘fit note’.

But that is the point the DWP are not a reasonable, competent and responsible organisation. and wish to cause as much harm as they can to benefit claimants, even to the point of the death of the claimant.

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EXCLUSIVE: The scale of the problem is exposed after 146,500 people were found ‘fit for work’ in the 13 months since the DWP changed the wording of a controversial letter
“We are not benefits assessors and must never be used as barriers”, doctors said 

Jobcentre chiefs have issued around 150,000 copies of a controversial ‘fit for work’ letter that doctors warn could endanger patients’ health. The huge total ramps up pressure on the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) just a day after the letters were blasted by GPs.

The row revolves around the DWP’s treatment of people who are denied sickness benefit Employment Support Allowance (ESA) after being found ‘fit for work’. Each time someone is found fit for work, the DWP sends their GP a standard letter informing them of the decision.

But the wording of this letter changed in 2017 to say GPs “do not need to provide any…

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DWP tell woman with learning disabilities she could work out a complex budget


Yet another DWP atrocity, but what is happening to all these assessors who appear to be unable to conduct assessments correctly.

How can a person who is unable to do basic simple maths be assessed by the assessor, who said she could work out a complex budget.

Are theses assessor still assessing, been or being retrained or have they been dismissed.

A DWP spokesperson said: “Universal Credit staff give tailored support to people with learning disabilities and all our assessors have significant clinical experience.” How with all the evidence can a DWP spokesperson say this?

The DWP, certainly have some explaining to do.

All assessments should be suspended, until every DWP assessor is questioned about any assessments they have incorrectly completed.

If this is not done we can only assume that these assessors are incorrectly assessing with the complete full support of the DWP.

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‘The Government don’t care’ – Gateshead woman who can’t work out change from £1 told to find job

Sheila Nesbitt
Sheila Nesbitt [above] has learning disabilities and can’t do basic maths but the assessor said she could work out a complex budget.

When Sheila Nesbitt was asked what change you would get from £1 if you spent 75p, she didn’t know the answer. It was one of the questions the 58-year-old was asked during a reassessment for benefit claim.

But, the assessor thought that she was able to work out a complex budget and the Department for Work and Pensions deemed her fit for work. Sheila, of Gateshead, had her benefits moved from Employment Support Allowance to Universal Credit – despite the fact she has learning disabilities and can’t read, write, use a computer or do basic maths.

After being moved to Universal Credit, Sheila lost £100 per week and has struggled to balance…

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DWP agrees to pay thousands to disabled duo in universal credit court case | DisabledGo News and Blog


The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has finally agreed to pay compensation to two disabled men who saw their benefits drastically reduced when they were forced onto the new universal credit.

The high court had ruled in June that DWP unlawfully discriminated against the two men, known as TP and AR for legal reasons, under the European Convention on Human Rights.

But DWP forced their lawyers to another court hearing to prove the losses they experienced.

An agreement announced this week meant the full hearing did not need to take place, with each of the men now set to receive thousands of pounds in compensation.

But DWP is still appealing the finding of discrimination.

TP had been forced to move to an area where universal credit had been rolled out so he could access specialist healthcare, following a diagnosis of end stage non-Hodgkin Lymphoma cancer.

AR had also had to move to a universal credit “full service” area, in his case because the imposition of the bedroom tax meant his previous home was unaffordable.

Before moving, both men had received the severe disability premium (SDP) and enhanced disability premium (EDP) on top of employment and support allowance.

SDP and EDP are aimed at meeting the additional care needs of disabled people with high support needs who live alone with no carer, but these premiums are being scrapped under universal credit.

 

Source: DWP agrees to pay thousands to disabled duo in universal credit court case | DisabledGo News and Blog

Disabled man born with 17 holes in his heart denied benefits for months


Again one more, how far do we have to go as the assessments are ‘not fit for purpose’ and neither are the persons making these ridiculous decisions.

The rollout of Universal Credit needs to be stopped until sensible decisions are being made, which at this rate will be never.

As I have said before this Government and the DWP will not rest until every claimant is dead, due to the stresses being caused by these ridiculous decisions.

Nicola Sturgeon just shamed the UK government with some great news for disabled people | The Canary


The Scottish government has announced the extension of a scheme to support disabled people to live independently. It’s in stark contrast to the actions of the UK government. Actions which the UN has previously said amount to “grave” and “systematic” violations of disabled people’s human rights.

Forward thinking?

Nicola Sturgeon’s government has said it will be permanently extending the blue badge parking scheme in Scotland to cover the “carers and relatives” of people who “pose a risk to themselves or others in traffic”. This would cover people living with conditions such as dementia, autism, and Down’s syndrome. The move has come off the back of a pilot scheme launched in April 2016.

Currently in England [pdf], people generally only get a blue badge if they have difficulty walking more than 50m, or if they have other issues with physically getting around. But as Scotland’s Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said:

It’s so important that people with disabilities, including cognitive impairments, can live a life of equal opportunities.

He said of the pilot scheme and the working group involved with the blue badge reforms:

 

Source: Nicola Sturgeon just shamed the UK government with some great news for disabled people | The Canary

Millions wasted reassessing Parkinson’s sufferers for PIP, says charity


With the DWP and their co-assassins Atos and Capita continuing to reassess claimants with regressive conditions just promotes how stupid and ignorant these assassinators are in their understanding of health conditions from which no one will recover only get progressively worse.

A reassessment would only be relevant should it be undertaken to assess needs for more support and help and not as it appears to be to reduce the extensive care packages already in existence.

If these death producing organisations are truly looking to reduce the whole financial outlay for welfare benefits, then the only sensible way forward would be to not reassess, unless a more extensive care package is being considered.

As they are not doing, then the only conclusion that can be put forward is that they are attempting to save money by creating conditions for these claimants to die more quickly than their health conditions would suggest.

In other words it is Governmental Assassination.