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Top 5 Most Appalling Benefit Sanctions

October 20, 2016

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  1. Fiona McCormick permalink
    October 20, 2016 9:20 pm

    I was Sanctioned for 4 weeks over Christmas 2014 I am a single Lady over 55. I live in A Basement Flat. I could not put Electric in my meter. The food I already had in my Freezer melted which I class as theft. My flat was pitch dark after 4pm. I had to feel my way around. I could not buy any food for Christmas and could not cook. I could not use the washing machine or iron. I could not watch TV or listen to the radio it was just awful. They almost drove me to a breakdown. I was doing voluntary work at the time and wanted to work but as a mature person No one wanted to hire me. I still live on Jam Sandwiches for 810 days a month. I am now on Universal Credit and now told I am not going to get my state Pension I have worked 35 years for?

  2. Justin Greenwood permalink
    October 21, 2016 12:17 am

    especially annoying is that these sanctions are relation linked to the assessments, let’s look at the quality of the assessors shall we, a sport’s physiotherapist carrying out a assessment for bi-polar. two assessments i have had that have gone to tribunal and i have made follow on complaints to the companies concerned, the response being they did not follow the high standards, how many times have i heard that, has anything been done, no there still practicing and lying, if they want to carry on assessing fine, then make sure there correct in there work and stop lying, start being honest about the qualifications, i am qualified is not a answer, secondly the complaint procedure should be undertaken externally, with service user experience related to the condition, totally independant, with the external procedure making a recommendation concerning the assessor in question which if the case is serious enough or if there has been multiple cases in similiar circumstance means that the parent company is duty bound to report them to the professional body, this should not be down to a vunerable adult and there carer, advocate, this should also apply to decision makers and there should be a constant assessment and a pals liason type service so that the bad apples that exist amongst these assessors are quickly found out and removed from the procedure and if necessary struck of, they cause more of a burden on a nhs by making reports that are not entirely correct for financial gain, this is a policy that needs to end before more self-harm incidents are caused by this greedy and incompetent assessment process

  3. October 22, 2016 5:02 pm

    Reblogged this on campertess.

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