Disabled man wins benefit battle – despite two years of torture inflicted by DWP

As seen on Twitter.

This is becoming an all-too-familiar story: a man wins an appeal for PIP and the Department for Work and Pensions claims it is because of new information.

I don’t believe it, though.

John Hinds has curvature of the spine, osteoarthritis, anxiety and depression, and is facing life in a wheelchair. Those are not the kind of details that people leave off benefit forms.

Yes, he was questioned for an hour and the judge demanded details going back years – but background details don’t change the facts that are easily summarised on a PIP application form.

Saying new information has been provided is nothing but an excuse to justify years of hardship and emotional strain, inflicted on a deserving benefit claimant for no reason at all.

Remember: he has anxiety and depression – the emotional strain is an intended consequence; deliberate torture.

Mr Hinds has blamed the company hired by the Conservative government to carry out the assessments for 23 months of benefit denial – and there is a strong argument for it.

But it was the Conservative government that hired unqualified amateurs to determine whether extremely sick people were falsely claiming disability benefits; ultimately, the blame lies with the Tories.

Ultimately, the whole policy of denying benefit to disabled people is about hurting people as deeply as possible, simply for the sake of it.

There is no reason to deny people the benefits they deserve – legal or financial; they qualify, and the Tories certainly have the money to fund it.

They do it to force disabled people into situations that will hurt them for years to come – maybe for a lifetime.

They know that only 10 per cent of benefit refusals are contested. That means 90 per cent of claimants are forced to find other ways of surviving – taking jobs that cause them extreme pain, perhaps. That also leads to mental illness.

In some cases, it also leads to death. And that is intended too.

It must be. Otherwise the Tories would have changed their cruel system to make it supportive of the vulnerable – and they haven’t.

Source: Man wins benefit battle almost two years after being refused by DWP – Chronicle Live

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1 thought on “Disabled man wins benefit battle – despite two years of torture inflicted by DWP

  1. Jeffrey Davies

    We only following orders was the reply aktion T4 rolling along with much of a ado now you find much more abuse to those who shouldn’t have to

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