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The Welfare Benefits Appeal Process – A Client’s Experience

December 6, 2017

Diary of a Grumpy Wife

Last week again saw me appearing before the Social Security and Child Support First Tier Tribunal representing a client who had been found fit for work by the Department for Work and Pensions, and was appealing their decision.

The case, for me, was a perfect example of the frequent illogical and ill-founded decisions of the DWP in respect of welfare benefits and therefore a timely opportunity to further highlight the issues faced by people like my client.

Charles, last week’s client, has very kindly granted me permission to write about his case.  For this, I am grateful.

 (NB This post does not explain ESA/Work Capability Assessments in any detail, for this please see my previous blog on that subject Work Capability Assessments: ‘Fit’ for Purpose?)

I started work on Charles’ case in August of this year when his previous representative moved to pastures new.  On reading his file, it quickly…

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  1. December 8, 2017 9:03 am

    >”He came to Greater Manchester Law Centre seeking assistance”
    http://www.gmlaw.org.uk/

    So which bit of The Fraud Act 2006 is the Greater Manchester Law Centre pretending to not understand?
    Why didn’t they call the POLICE and SOCIAL SERVICES??

    Greater Manchester Law Centre is a newish charity… no accounts published yet –
    https://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/CharityFramework.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=1170317&SubsidiaryNumber=0

    “The Greater Manchester Law Centre is a member of the Law Centres Network”
    http://www.lawcentres.org.uk/

    https://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Accounts/Ends88/0001088588_AC_20160331_E_C.pdf

    So probably just another fake “charity” blagging Government Cash from other fake charities…

    I can read –

    Fraud Act 2006 –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2006/35/contents

    Misconduct in Public Office –
    http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/l_to_o/misconduct_in_public_office/

    Care Act 2014 – Safeguarding adults at risk of abuse or neglect –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/23/section/42/enacted

    UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Articles
    https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities/convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities-2.html

    UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
    http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CAT.aspx

    Criminal Justice Act 1988 – Torture
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/33/part/XI/crossheading/torture

    Criminal Attempts Act 1981 –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1981/47/contents
    Homicide: Murder and Manslaughter –
    http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/h_to_k/homicide_murder_and_manslaughter/

    How come The Greater Manchester Law Centre can’t read??

    The Bribery Act 2010 –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/23/contents

    Perverting The Course of Justice –
    http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/p_to_r/public_justice_offences_incorporating_the_charging_standard/

    Accessories and Abettors Act 1861 –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Vict/24-25/94/crossheading/as-to-abettors-in-misdemeanors

    Serious Crime Act 2007 – Encouraging or Assisting Crime –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2007/27/part/2

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