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.
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).
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.
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…
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