Jesus! How many more of these stories must we advertise and share across social media before something is done to stop this DWP/JC+ tyranny?
When the f*ck are the people going to wake up and see the real poverty people are in, often through redundancy, illness & disability, and often through no fault of their own, before those in power can show some fucking basic humanity and good old common sense in dealing with those who’ve fallen on hard times.
Is it any wonder altruism has failed when everyone is so shit scared of falling into the same downward spiral that they decide to just look after number one and think “Fuck the rest!”
This happens all the time now. Even before your claim is processed people are forced to go on work placements miles away from their local town. Here’s what happened.
A lady that comes along to our demos occasionally contacted me yesterday. She lives with her partner and both were previously claiming ESA. Their claims were stopped because they missed attending an interview because they went to a babies funeral. This baby was a family member and they were heartbroken. They had informed the Jobcentre who said that it was ok to go and that they had noted it. They hadn’t noted it. Instead their money was stopped. As a result their claim was stopped and they’ve been made to make a new claim. They were also persuaded not to claim ESA but to claim JSA. Disgusting but I wasn’t there to advise them, otherwise I would have told them not…
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