You hear one benefit scandal story and you feel it can not get worse, then you hear another and another and another…. and realise that it can.
It is not just in respect of PIP, but ESA, Universal Credit and any others.
It is not, just, that the PIP assessment process is ‘unfit for purpose’, but the whole benefit process no matter which benefit is involved.
I feel this Government will not rest until all benefit claimants are forced into death, so that no benefits need to be paid because all possible benefit claimants will be dead.
The Government needs to be charged with undertaking Criminal Acts in their dealings with Benefit Claimants.
Benefit Claimants have Human Rights, but these are not recognised by this Government. If these actions were being conducted by any other persons or authorities the charge could be Terrorism, so why not this Government.
This is disgraceful and should not be allowed to occur.
For a start the DWP, has should all Government departments, be more transparent and also honest and open. Unfortunately all this is someting outside the ‘norm’ for the Government and this also includes all Local Authorities and maybe those of Health.
For anyone to go to a complaints body takes some strength, as you are going against a large public body, which you are and will be again relying upon, will they hold the complaints against them and treat you are your relative worse than before.
Of course they will say they will not, but it has not been unknown in some authorities.
In some instances the complaints procedures themselves are ‘not fit for purpose.
That been said I do like that you can not refer until the complaint response letter has been issued, unlike going to the Ombudsman where their time period starts from when the complaint was initiated and there is a limit of 1 year. If that was so re this complaint then it would have been too late to go to the Independent Complaints body.
If certainly feel that the Ombudsman needs to change, could I say to Independent Case Examiner (ICE).
Repeat a lie often enough, and people will believe it. That’s what the Tories think. Right? But it’s quite difficult when we’re being told that this has healed: Tommy Weir’s…
Source: After all these years, the DWP is still trying to convince us that amputated feet heal | Vox Political
Why do these problems keep occuring with Disability Benefit applications, irrespective which benefit is being applied for?
Could it be that the systems lack ‘common sense’, it would appear so.
The system is adhered to rigidly, when, if common sense was applied the rigidity could be overcome.
However, the benefits system is under the direction of the DWP, a Government department and that is the problem for there is no common sense in Government, in fact, in politics completely.
This is a shameful act as the Epetition should be reinstated once the General Election has finished.
If this is not achieved then petioners should boycott the EPetition site and go to others which are not affected,
It is a Gross infringement of Freedom of Speech.
But then the DWP is a Gross Infringement.
Is there something seriously wrong with the DWP for how can so many mistakes be made and continue to be made.
When will the immortal phrase be uttered ‘Lessons will be learnt’, for are lessons ever learnt, for it would appear they are not in many of the organisations where they need to be.
Are these organisations willing to learn or are there other reasons?
Yet another atrocity regarding Universal Credit.
Why in the 21st century with so much new technology, can not the DWP have a system which closes one benefit system just as the new one commences, thereby the claimant has no unpaid waiting period, a seamless transfer.
If this was so then Mr Shade would have been able to claim the funeral payment immediately and not have had to go through all the anguish he had to while having to deal with the death of his wife. It was not Mr Shades fault all this occurred and he was left in, apparent limbo at a very distressing time.
But the DWP do not embrace new technology and appear to be in the ‘Stone Age’ when technology surfaces.
They should be there to help, but it seems they are only there to hinder and create as much heartache as they can.
Is this a surprise, for it should not be.
For some of the national charities do receive some form of Government funding and it has been suggested that theyreceive this funding to undertaken some specific work and in doing so they are required to sign a clause stipulating that they will not criticise the Government. For if they do, they may not receive the funding.
This is a dilemma for these charities as they would like the funding as this will enhance the charity funds and enable them to do more inaccordance with their aims.
But, if the Government is appearing to not fully support persons with disabilities these charities voices will be mooted.
In general having a disability or disabilities means it costs more to live, therefore if the benefits system penalises persons with disabilities, not only do they not have the additional income, but effectively less income.
How can this be equality?