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Partner of "distraught" ESA claimant says DWP drove him to his death!

https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/partner-of-distraught-esa-claimant-says-dwp-drove-him-to-his-death/

I'm sorry but what the hell?! Which suited jobsworth in the DWP cocked up so bad that a guy died?!

Thoughts?

Comments

  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 5,284 Disability Gamechanger
    Shocking, just shocking. Poor guy and poor partner.

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  • cupcake88
    cupcake88 Posts: 1,234 Pioneering
    This is so sad 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,292 Disability Gamechanger
    So sad bit too familiar happens too much but still nothing changes 
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Connected
    janer1967 said:
    So sad bit too familiar happens too much but still nothing changes 
    Indeed, like I've said for years this isn't the first time it's happened and won't be the last, too many heartless pen pushing jobsworths in the DWP who get stuff like this completely and utterly wrong IMO.

  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Quote from the article:

    Although he is believed to have died of natural causes, she said: “As far as I am concerned, the DWP killed him.”

    Don't get me wrong I'm not defending the DWP or maximus, but sometimes these articles from sections of the "media" are often opinion presented as fact. I'm not fully upto date with DNS but they look like they are just another so called "news service" with an axe to grind.

    People reading this should be made aware that in cases like this you are entitled to have someone sit in on the tele assessment, and in fact its thought that telephone assessments have been more favourable to clients than face 2 face ones.

    I suppose I'd better go and hide in a corner now to avoid the sticks that will be coming my way !
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,218 Disability Gamechanger
    janer1967 said:
    So sad bit too familiar happens too much but still nothing changes 
    Indeed, like I've said for years this isn't the first time it's happened and won't be the last, too many heartless pen pushing jobsworths in the DWP who get stuff like this completely and utterly wrong IMO.

    Is that opinion or fact?
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  • shell177
    shell177 Member Posts: 16 Listener
    I have to phone them tomorrow as they have not paid me my ESA and its making me ill 
  • Geoark
    Geoark Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,384 Disability Gamechanger
    @woodbine, an opinion I believe.

    For starters, he never got to finish the assessment so it would not have been sent to the DWP.

    They are following a legal process, one set up by the Conservatives with a specific aim to cut the cost of disability benefits amongst others. Personally, my opinion is their sheer contempt for the public has been shown a lot in the lasts 12 months.

    They were losing cases at tribunal, so brought in mandatory reconsideration, to reduce this. The number of cases they lost rose, but the number of people appealing fell, as more people decided not to fight the decision. Hence the claim that mandatory reconsideration had been successful.

    Meanwhile, the companies who are contracted get the blame, DWP staff get the blame, and the Conservatives keep getting elected back in. Why does it keep happening? If it is not because it is doing what they wanted in the first place it would have been overhauled by now.

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  • Geoark
    Geoark Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,384 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @shell177

    How did the phone call go and how are you feeling now?

    As an individual I stood alone.
    As a member of a group I did things.
    As part of a community I helped to create change!

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