Employment Minister Esther McVey on cuts to benefits only used against those who were “wilfully rejecting support for no good reason”…..
The Express spoke to a number of people which revealed unfair sanctions, here are some examples:-
- a blind woman whose benefits were removed because she did not apply for a cleaning job.
- a father with terminal cancer punished after he missed signing as he was at a hospital appointment.
- a woman refused benefits as she forgot to “sign on” on the day of her brother’s funeral.
- a 33 year old man with severe dyslexia who had his benefits removed because he could not fill in his claim correctly.
There are many more real people’s lives highlighted in the Express on 17th November. Welcome to UK 2013.