Where have all the benefit claimants gone?

The DWP says anyone who thinks they are entitled to out-of-work benefit should contact Jobcentre Plus. But what happens to them then? [Image: Danny Lawson/PA.]

This is a question that deserves an answer – and a properly-researched, evidenced one at that.

For those who find it hard to read images, the text below reads:

“Isn’t it amazing?

“In between November 2013 and October 2017, 6,928,682 claimants took up a claim for Jobseeker’s Allowance and 7,649,611 came off Jobseeker’s Allowance – so we have 720,979 fewer jobseekers?

“However, in the same period 569,000 Employment & Support Allowance claimants registered a ‘Mandatory Reconsideration’ (MR) dispute. Most would be expected to claim Jobseeker’s Allowance until their dispute resulted in a decision.

“But still this massive reduction in Jobseeker’s Allowance?”

Can anybody explain this apparent miracle?

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8 thoughts on “Where have all the benefit claimants gone?

  1. jeffrey davies

    my mate won’t sign on for that 72 he rather starve they made it so difficult people would rather starve

  2. Martin

    To much hassle, to many hoops to jump through, luckily I have family support and my own ways of keeping me afloat. But I know that is not the same for everyone, that’s why some end up on the street or worse.

  3. Terminator

    The simple answer SANCTIONS, or onto courses that do not class them as unemployed. The other answer is Universal credit waiting for payments then being told they made a mistake in their claim, not the DWP but the claimant made a mistake.

  4. hugosmum70

    a lot of those who were on ESA before going through an assessment who then get told they are fit for work , when they put in for a mandatory Reconsideration are told they cannot claim JSA as they are saying they are too ill to work even though they have been found by the assessors that they are not too ill.

  5. John Costello

    As Chancellor Philip Hammond recently said in a TV interview ‘there are no unemployed’. Given the reductions in benefit payments for the sick and the disabled, are we also to draw the conclusion that the government are performing miracles and curing the sick and the disabled?

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