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Michelle Moloney, 40, who suffers from bipolar disorder type 2 and severe anxiety, was left unable to buy groceries after it was wrongly claimed she failed to attend an assessment. In reality it was the assessor who failed to carry out the home-based assessment.
Even though it was the assessor’s fault this didn’t stop the DWP cutting off Michelle’s lifeline. DWP’s letter stated “..we don’t think you’ve given us a good reason for this“.
Michelle complained directly to Capita who were meant to carry out the assessment on behalf of the DWP. Capita still failed to put things right until being contacted by The Independent.
Apparently having a seizure isn’t a good enough reason to miss a DWP appointment. This is one of the latest reasons they’re testing to see if they can get away with paying what they owe.
We asked the DWP if they hold a database of previously disallowed reasons for sanctioning people (such as having a degree) and they do not. This means they may try to sanction someone for a reason which has previously been rejected by the courts. This is a total waste of taxpayers money.
Esther McVey once claimed that all DWP processes were quality assured (before we proved she lied). This article shows what fools she thinks the Work and Pensions committee are. Can you imagine a DWP procedure to sever benefits on the basis that the claimant has a degree actually being quality assured?
The Tories quietly announced Universal Credit won’t be rolled out to constituencies of Theresa May, IDS, David Gauke and Damian Green until the problems are fixed. The rest of the country will have to suffer it. Read more
A disabled lady was on her way to a fit to work assessment when she received a voicemail saying it would have to be rescheduled. A few days later the DWP demanded to know why she didn’t attend. She informed them the appointment was cancelled by the assessor. DWP then cancelled her benefits because she had missed the appointment ‘without good reason’.
Incredibly at the first tier tribunal the judge took the side of the DWP. At the second tier tribunal however it took the judge just five minutes to rule in her favour.
Freedom of Information request reveals DWP’s internal target of 80% to uphold mandatory reconsiderations in their own favour.