Benefit Sanctions Will Cause A Deterioration In Health And That’s OK Says DWP Rule Book

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dmg-sanctionsPhysical punishment is now built into the benefit system with sanctions both known and intended to cause a deterioration in health says the DWP rule book..

The shocking fact was revealed by Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of the Child Poverty Action Group who was giving evidence to Work and Pensions Committee’s sanction enquiry this morning.  Graham ended her evidence by pointing out a chilling extract from the DWP Decision Maker’s guidelines referring to whether a claimant who has had their benefit stopped should be entitled to a meagre Hardship Payment for the first two weeks of their sanction.

According to the rules, it would be “usual for a normal healthy adult to suffer some deterioration in their health” if they are left with no money to buy food or pay for essential items for two weeks.  A Hardship Payment can therefore only be awarded for this period if Jobcentre staff…

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AN OPEN LETTER TO WORDPRESS

The Slog.

On the whole, I like working with you blokes: on the whole, you seem to be on the side of the angels.

Today, however, you have changed the architecture without notice that allows me to manage comments and analyse stats.

This is the fifth change to admin architecture that you guys have introduced since Christmas.

I have but two requests:

1.Can you please for fuck’s sake stop updating, changing, enhancing and generally fucking up my admin to the point where it now takes me three fucking moves to do things that last week I could do in one? What is it with this constant case of fucking St Vitus Dance on amphetamines your designers have that their sole fucking aim in life seems to be to make the client’s life more complicated than it already is?

2. If you’re going to allow me to ask questions when it comes to…

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