DWP advisor reckons there’s a job for everyone – even if you’re 64 and disabled

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This is exactly what Debbie Abrahams was talking about when she said the “healthcare professionals” who conduct benefit assessments must be held to account.

Here’s a lady who is five months away from retirement age and disabled. Whoever carried out her work capability assessment has messed it up, by all appearances, and the DWP has compounded the crime by giving her a load of waffle that it’s not worth appealing.

Of course it’s worth appealing – even such a short time away from retirement – because every successful appeal is more proof that the Tories’ genocidal hate campaign against the sick and disabled must end.

A claim that it “wasn’t worth” appealing is an attempt to stave off that eventuality, because DWP officers know they’re doing wrong.

They’ll all say they were “only following orders” – the Nuremberg defence – when push comes to shove. It will have been their bosses’ responsibility – except of course that responsibility for actually pushing someone off-benefit and into financial trouble lies with the person who made the decision, so that doesn’t work.

But push won’t come to shove with no evidence that it needs to – and that’s why this lady needs to appeal.

I then spoke to a 64 year old lady who was clutching hold of her large empty shopping trolley that she was carrying. She told me that she had failed her ESA medical and also had been told that it wasn’t worth her time appealing. I told her that it is always worth appealing.

She then went on to tell me that her advisor had told her that she had to sign on daily. Yes daily. She’s 64 and disabled.

What sort of job are they expecting her to find? Her advisor told her that there is a job for everyone.

Well I disagree with that. No there isn’t.

She will receive her pension in February. I informed her of her right to appeal, of why she should appeal and that she should do this as soon as possible.

Let’s look at this realistically, no one would employ her and why should she have to find work. Shes disabled and should, if the law hadn’t been changed, be claiming her pension already.

Source: Stressed. 64 year old lady told to sign on every day. A rotten morning.  – The poor side of life

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  1. Zippi September 29, 2017 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    A job as a malicious Tory M.P.? They seem to have no trouble finding work! How many jobs has Gideon?

  2. Jeffrey Davies September 30, 2017 at 5:43 am - Reply

    oh dear only following orders

  3. wildthing666 September 30, 2017 at 8:11 am - Reply

    BS once over 50 with no qualifications you are unlikely to get a job, if a teenager without qualifications cannot get a job then what are your chances as you get older?

  4. Barry Davies September 30, 2017 at 9:04 am - Reply

    The problem isn’t solely with the dwp workers, they are told by the vicious and pointless work capacity assessments that the person is ft for work, so they are in a position of having to help the person find work. They do not however help the they get a bonus for putting people on to sanctions.

  5. Florence September 30, 2017 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Institutionally misogynist, institutional class war, and “only” following EUGENICIST orders. When will the silent majority masses be exposed for their very real eugenicist beliefs? There is no other explanation for the apparent ease with which so many have failed to protect the poor, sick, elderly, and frail of the working class. The DWP are their storm troopers, but they appear to have the full support of far too many in all walks of life. If it were not so, there would be as many outraged and highly politically active about these issues at home as there are against the Syria and the Saudi atrocities too. Somehow a dead waspi killed by the state is “lesser” than others in the hierarchy, even among uk activists.

  6. Dez September 30, 2017 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    hear hear……

  7. Brian September 30, 2017 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    This is worthy of the most inhumane attitude from the purveyors of death. Why, because they are aware that shoving this woman of her existing benefits demands a reapplication that even if she wins a tribunal will result in a ‘UC’ reduction.

  8. Ian Hunter October 3, 2017 at 9:47 am - Reply

    I’ve been found fit for work 3 times and won my appeals twice. This last time I was told over the phone by the DWP that the criteria for making an appeal had changed and I couldn’t appeal this time! I only found out months later that I had been lied to. I’m sure I can’t be the only one who’s been denied their right to appeal and I wonder if it’s just us appeal winners being told this as the chances are,if we’ve succeeded in the past,that we’d win another appeal!

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