DWP require proof of domestic abuse before they’ll help you.

Jesus Christ this is horrifying!

As a child of domestic abuse both physical and psychological from a terrifying step father,my mother, sisters and myself know only too well the veil of secrecy we all covered ourselves with due to the fear of speaking out, terrified of what he’d do to us if he found out,but also the shame of opening yourselves up to strangers. To then have to keep a log of the abuse suffered over the previous months just isn’t possible, especially when you become so traumatised by violent events at a young age.
More examples of the Tories Hostile Environment designed to deny claimants,of whatever welfare,their rights to that deserved welfare.
Bastards.

Black Isle Journalism

“The claimant must move out of the household and is required to provide written evidence to their work coach that they are receiving help for domestic abuse before the easement can be granted.”

This is the shocking statement made by Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union, (PCS), reveals how low the Department for Work and Pensions will really go.

This was just one of the issues Mr Serwotka raised in a letter to MP Frank Field, chairman of the Work and Pensions Committee.

When I read this I wasn’t surprised, but to be sure I checked it out. Sure enough there’s even an entire page on it on the DWP website, part of it I quoted below.

“You will need written evidence from a person acting in an official capacity showing that:

  • your circumstances are consistent with those of a person who has had domestic…

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