Inhumanity of the Tories’ Covid-19 benefit sanctions is revealed

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Sanctioned during lockdown: it seems the Tories allowed benefit sanctions to run on through the early lockdown months, meaning people were deprived of cash with no means of supplementing their income.

The Tories took food out of the mouths of more than 36,000 people after they said they had halted benefit sanctions.

Ongoing sanctions were allowed to run on after the Covid-19 lockdown began.

Some of the people affected were left with no money at all, and some had been deprived of their income for nine months.

Official figures show 36,277 Universal Credit claimants were under a sanction in April, as Covid-19 was peaking, when the lockdown was at its height and when there were absolutely no opportunities for alternative income. That comparable with the averages between January and March.

And 25,460 were still under sanction in May.

More than 1,700 of those released from a sanction in May had been on it for no less than six months.

It seems a miracle that many of these people didn’t die of starvation.

Or have they?

Experience shows that the Tories would not check, even if they had been warned that this might happen.

The last thing they want is to actually prove that they have been causing benefit claimant deaths by cash deprivation.

Source: DWP docked 35,000 people’s benefits at height of coronavirus despite ending sanctions – Mirror Online

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2 thoughts on “Inhumanity of the Tories’ Covid-19 benefit sanctions is revealed

  1. Jeffrey davDav

    We never heard of food halls before these devils got into town rtu IDs scheme aktion T4 is surely rolling along culling the stock through benefits denial yet many laugh how can they believe it we’ll ask those who are bullied by UC bullied untill they do that culling of themselves so many have so many lost because of greed by our government how many more before the peasants wake up to the fact that they are culling the stock through benefits denial

  2. Basic Income Babes to Grannies

    Escape Tory benefit system, or ensure entitlement over time, without fear of not having food or money towards the rent, by demanding £372 per week per person basic income, from age 16, for life, direct from Bank of England, not government.

    Bank of England is the central bank that regulates all others, and holds none of your personal bank account money.

    Millions more will be added to the horrific Universal Credit benefit system, with its focus on leaving you to starve from sanctions, from high job losses yet to come as furlough comes to an end.

    Please sign and widely share basic income petition
    https://community.sumofus.org/petition/cc4ddaed-e0c3-4a7b-b8bc-1689fba0a0ba/

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