Sanctions On MH ESA Claimants Rise By Six Hundred Per Cent In 4 Years Show Figures
November 12, 2015
The number of benefit sanctions imposed on people with mental health problems has increased by 600 per cent over the last four years, Department for Work and Pensions statistics show.
A joint analysis of the figures by the Independent and the mental health charity Mind found that 33,373 people with such conditions had their benefits stopped under sanction in 2014-15 compared to just 4,708 in 2011-12 – a 609 per cent rise.
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