SNP condemns “unfair” disparity between old and new benefit systems.
More than 100 disability organisations sign open letter demanding better protections for disabled people affected by coronavirus pandemic.
Time after time the DWP have shown they can not be trusted and now is the time to put things right.
The DWP should be thoroughly investigated and taken to task.
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).
I suppose we should welcome this secret panel, but in reality the panel should have been there since the Benefit scandals started to occur and it should not be secret, for this is truly in the ‘Public Interest’.
Lets do hope the panel will reach conclusions, conclusions that we already know and exact change immediately.
Whenever the reports are formed they need to be made public without delay.
Someone did a good job of hushing up this abomination. If John Pring hadn’t reported the inquest on Disability News Service, we might never have learned how the Department for Work and Pensio…
A Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) minister appears to have lied about one of the most controversial benefit cuts of recent years. Either that or he’s got his facts completely wrong. Because while he claimed the cut made “no savings”, that’s not what the government said when it rolled it out. And now, following the original publication of this article, the DWP has amended the minister’s comments to say that information about the savings is “not available”.
The DWP: remember this cut?
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.
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?
Is this another Government Benefit disaster waiting to happen, for while the theory sounds sound the practical aspects never appear to go right for the benefit claimants.
Is this just accidental or is it Government policy?