Benefit Sanction Misery in Cameron’s “giving, sharing and taking care of others” Christmas.
A couple of days ago Welfare News reported that,
80,000 Face Benefit Sanctions Misery This Christmas – Including 6,800 Disabled People Steven Preece.
More than 80,000 families face a bleak and miserable Christmas because of punitive and unfair benefit sanctions, the PCS union says.
PCS say an estimated £20 million – £250 per person on average – in benefits will be withheld from poor and desperate job seekers during the run-up to Christmas and the new year festivities.
Mike Sivier posts in Vox Political.
A wheelchair-bound man from Littlehampton has been left ‘devastated’ after the Government axed his disability allowances just days before Christmas, according to the Littlehampton Gazette.
Jon Ball, 59, has suffered from Klinefelter’s syndrome all his life. It’s a condition which has left him in constant pain and in need of heavy doses of medication.
However, this month, the Department for Works and Pensions (DWP), which provides his incapacity benefit and disability allowance, said he was no longer eligible for support.
He explained that due to his condition, he was forced to take dozens of pain relief and muscle relaxant tablets a day just to get by.
Disabled man Jon Ball, has lost his benefits, despite being a wheelchair user and suffering from a debilitating condition. Photo by Derek Martin .
Meanwhile we hear Cameron’s Christmas message,
David Cameron has stressed his commitment to “Christian values” as he delivered his seasonal message to the country.
The prime minister said “giving, sharing and taking care of others” at home and around the world was something Britain could be proud of.