How many different ways are there to say sorry? If you can think of one, then compliments to you, you passed to enter the shortlist for a position in the division of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) managing disability benefits.

I could have replied oops but that’s reserved for the sufferers of an elongated list of embarrassments that have arisen as a consequence of the reforms formerly put into place by Iain Duncan Smith. I bet some of his co-workers have a few creative words for him.

Disabled people could help them unearth some if they’re struggling and the newest foul-up has been announced by the National Audit Office. Its report features how the DWP, now under the leadership of Esther McVey, underpaid an approximated 70,000 people removed from other benefits to what is known as employment and support allowance (ESA).

For the record, ESA is given to those who have disabilities that are severe enough to stop them from working. It is a benefit that is different from the Personal Independence Payment (PIP), which is intended to assist disabled people with the imposing additional expenses of living they face, such as wheelchairs that can surpass the expense of a new vehicle.

To get ESA, claimants have to clear an application and assessment obstacle course that the term fiendish was intended to describe ditto the PIP, to be realistic, only for some of them to find themselves missing out on what they were qualified to.

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According to the National Audit Office (NAO), the average underpayment comes to £5,000 but some people are owed much more than that. The report cites the sum of £20,000.

Numerous people in fairly well-paid employment would incur grave hardship through losing out on such amounts, let alone people with disabilities and illnesses that the NAO’s chief Sir Amyas Morse accurately reported in the press notice accompanying the announcement as severely limiting.

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Sir Amyas further attacked the DWP of failing to get a proper grip on the problem for many years and it won’t ultimately be settled until April 2019, with 300,000 cases expecting a review at a cost of £14 million.

The sting in the tail is that even then some of the victims won’t get all the money back. Refunds will only be backdated to 21 October 2014, when the Government lost yet another tribunal case. Talk about adding insult to injury.

Of course, we have been here before, and numerous times. and embarrassments like this crop up with a dismal regularity.

There was another oops time when the DWP began a review of 1.6 million PIP cases after losing a legal argument over the handling of people with mental illness and judges used the expression blatantly discriminatory to define how they had been handled but, again, the review will only go back to when the judicial procedures began.

The shake-up of the disability benefits scheme and the persecution of the evaluation methods and the minister’s accountable setup hit the disabled population with the sort of haymaker that used to be reserved for opponents of Mike Tyson in the early days of the heavyweight boxer’s career.

The incompetence to correctly make good on its blunders coupled with the procrastinating the NAO observed is like adding in what occurred when Iron Mike chose to go in for biting ears.

The entire terrible mess requires a somewhat broader examination, even a royal commission, because not only has it gathered countless anxiety on to some of society’s most defenceless people, it has cost the taxpayer a packet and the administrative expenses of all this are unbelievable.

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In the meantime, a small volume of regret from Iain Duncan Smith, as the project’s engineer, wouldn’t go amiss.

Now removed from his ministerial post he doesn’t have to respond with a drat, oh dear, er, um, er um, oh, ah, damn, blast, or oh crap. However, he might like to try saying sorry and he would if he had anything vaguely resembling morals.

Surely there should be some kind of lawful rebellion, perhaps public interest lawyers should look into bringing a charge of corporate manslaughter because not only was Iain Duncan Smith a mischief maker but he was also a slayer as well and many people have died on his scheme.

However knowing the DWP and the lunatics managing it, they’ve made sure of probable deniability and of course, the entire method for claiming either ESA or PIP is set up to prevent and eliminate rather than supporting people.

It prompts people to lie and give misleading information otherwise they are bound to fail in their claim but the intention is to frighten and dissuade people from pursuing their claim and even if in the end, you are victorious you will find yourself being assessed again inside 2 years.

Iain Duncan Smith had a plan for us, the plan was to let us die. The government introduces the policy and then the DWP executes that policy. They can advise politicians probable consequences but the civil service system states we must realise what the democratically elected government has as a policy.

If you don’t like the policy, reform the government.

However, there are enough people in our homeland who think that a few mistreated people are well worth getting a few fraudsters.

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Furthermore don’t overlook the targets to suspend people’s Jobseekers Allowance, now Universal Credit. The ones that Iain Duncan Smith stated didn’t exist.

People who got hooked up in being assigned to adjudicators for sanctioning. Was it people who deserved it or was it people who don’t fight back, frightened people, frustrated people, trusting people, people with mental health difficulties, people with bad English?

More and more defenceless people are touched by this insanity, this must end straight away. The Government are dangerous people and this is way out of control and arrests should be made for the multiply disabled mortality caused by DWP methods.

Disabled people have died as a consequence of reductions to social security. Disabled genocide. This government is gradually killing off a generation of disabled people.

There are numerous people out there that have some sort of disability or another, no disability is identical but when evaluations have seen double amputees and a man with half a skull pronounced fit for work, how many other disabled do they want to massacre?

The government are just not applying any common sense to their assessment. If they’re going to do evaluations on disabled people at least read the doctors notes first.

Doctors don’t lie because there’s a moral and ethical code. Of course, doctors do lie to their patients in the event of getting more money out of them, but the largest number of them are moderately honest.

Back to the person who’s a double amputee, following the DWP assessor reading the doctors notes stating that this person has no legs, they will then respond well come in and prove it, it’s not as if when you’re missing arms and legs that you’re going to recover them from down the back of the couch.

It emerged a double amputee who was told by the Department for Work and Pensions that he was fit for work as he could climb stairs with his arms.

A father who lost his arm in a dreadful motorcycle accident and endured five major operations in as many months was stripped of his benefits following his last evaluation.

At first, these cuts looked like a great system, even though it encountered teething problems, then suddenly it began to seem like a poorly executed system but now it’s starting to look a lot like disabled genocide.

The only question is are they doing it on purpose? Because if they are, why settle for sanctions?

Why not just round us all up and put us in reservation tanks, similar to what Hitler did, maybe Iain Duncan Smith wants all disabled people to say Sieg Heil to him and give him the Hitler fanfare.

If the government actually want to make a difference don’t give them gratuities for evaluating people fast, punish them for when they get it wrong.

The government must stop using these private firms. They are no good. They have targets and they miss stuff and if someone can walk two or three steps it does not suggest they can work and this is crazy.

Over sixty percent of lawsuits that go to court are reversed but for the people that take it to a tribunal, they might struggle to find the money for it.

The government should return legal aid as there is presently an entire array of problems for people on benefits who suffer because they can’t get legal aid, but that’s the point and that’s why the government took legal aid away.

If there is no legal aid people can’t strive to get their money restored and the government is not stupid, they knew this when they took legal aid away, which makes them monsters.

There was a controversy when it was reported a man with half a skull was fit for work. Kenny Bailey, who has difficulty walking and requires support to get dressed, underwent an individual evaluation requested by the Department of Work and Pensions.

They considered him able to work despite him being paralysed down his left side and suffering from memory problems. Kenny Bailey later had his benefits restored following the decision being reversed following media reporting of his situation.

However, not everybody who has had their money taken away gets that sort of media awareness but they still require assistance and of course some media attention. But there are countless disabled people who have had their benefits taken away and don’t know how to beat the system.

Numerous people don’t survive and end up either killing themselves or merely dying because they’re too sick to endure and the government have the ability to do whatever they want, they don’t require our permission.

There have been numerous discussion and debates on this subject matter and people comment but they’re simply words and a failure to do anything about it since many people go with the flow and most people neglect to understand that yes, it’s not befalling to them, the people that aren’t disabled don’t trouble themselves over things like that, but they should.

The body is a fragile thing and we might all come from a genealogy of various cultures and colours but there is one thing that might or will one day change all of us and it doesn’t matter what shade or culture we all are, many of us will get ill or become disabled one day, which means we are all in this together…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “The DWP Has Underpaid

  1. The question is, are the actions of some people in the government criminal? This could become a major issue, when they eventually find themselves out of office. Mass prosecutions for corruption? Surely, this only happens in the Third World? Oh, I forgot, that’s where the UK’s heading!

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    1. It has been demonstrated that experimental science weakens the claim that people can deserve punishment, and that the criminal justice system, therefore, ought to be thoroughly amended. Such arguments lose their effectiveness if moral duty and desert do not depend on what created the action, but on the agent’s decision.

      We solve one obstacle for the defence of the criminal justice system but create another one. If moral obligation depends on the offender’s choice, finding out to what degree she was responsible might be extremely challenging.

      Our current method of holding each other culpable for our actions comprises components of complex evaluation and pragmatism, for example, supporting some behaviours and discouraging others. We further have the notion that people can be morally culpable for what they do in the sense of deserving to be commended for worthy acts and condemned for inferior ones and even punished if the action was immoral enough.

      Many philosophers and legal theorists who think that the first aim of the criminal justice system ought to be crime prevention rather than the dealing out of just deserts, still maintain that the offenders’ desert ought to work as a constraint on what we are entitled to do in the name of crime prevention.

      No one must be given more punishment than she deserves. Since no system is sound, it is inevitable that this system will sometimes be violated, but we ought to endeavour for a method that permits us to consistently approximate this goal.

      Nevertheless, if no one were morally accountable for anything, all penalties would be undeserved, and the criminal justice system hard to ethically advocate.

      Let’s be realistic here. Bad stuff can happen to good people. Brilliant, intelligent, hard-working people who strive to do a great job regularly end up getting walked over, trampled on, and hammered down.

      And superior, cruel, ruthless figures frequently seem to have a fast-track permit that enables them to climb straight to the top. But you didn’t need me to tell you that. I bet you can think of a dozen cases where you have seen precisely this happen.

      But why does it go on in the first place?

      Because business is about competition. Some of it is subtle and implicit, but almost everyone is fighting for budgets, chances to work on more interesting schemes, customers, or resources. Furthermore, then there’s competition for promotions, time with important collaborators, prestige, acceptance, larger payrolls, and, of course, control.

      However, the very fact that people do plot and scheme at work represents one of the facts of politicking, that it produces results.

      While we’re at it, here’s another home truth, politicking happens whether you like it or not. Some people attempt to be honest and refuse to play the political game. They concentrate on their roles and strive laboriously in the hopes of being noticed and compensated for their endeavours.

      Virtually every day the news is permeated with stories like corruption. However, on Transparency International’s corruption index Britain is ranked 14th out of 177 nations, implying that it’s one of the best-run countries on Earth.

      Either all but 13 countries are spectacularly misleading or there’s something awry with the index.

      The definitions of corruption on which it draws are restricted and discriminating. Common practices in the rich countries that could plausibly be identified as misleading are eliminated and common methods in the poor countries are highlighted.

      Would there still be commercial banking sector in this nation if it weren’t for corruption?

      Think of the list of scandals, pensions mis-selling, endowment mortgage fraud, the payment protection insurance scam, Libor rigging, insider trading and all the rest. Then ask yourself whether fleecing the people is an aberration or the business image.

      No senior figure has been held criminally accountable or has even been barred for the practices that served to trigger the financial disaster, notably because the laws that should have contained them were severed by succeeding governments.

      A previous minister in this government ran HSBC while it engaged in systematic tax dodging, money laundering for drug gangs and the provision of services to Saudi and Bangladeshi banks connected to the funding of terrorists.

      Instead of prosecuting the bank, the head of the UK’s tax office went to work for it when he retired.

      The law exists for a reason, prisons exist for a reason and that small box on job applications that convicted offenders must check exists for a reason. People who commit such offences should be held accountable, forever.

      We all have the same civic obligations and duties, and we must all follow the same harsh rules and statutes as set by our national government and when an individual breaches these laws and is convicted of a crime, they must suffer the consequences, no matter what.

      There are no excuses for breaking the law, and convicted criminals must recognise and accept the consequences of doing so. These people can’t expect their wrongdoings to simply disappear. It’s not reasonable and it’s not fair to those citizens who take their civic duties and morals more seriously.

      We live in a society where there are many people. Sometimes a person looks like a bad person when they are not, and sometimes con-men/women seem especially friendly to you and tell you precisely what you want to hear.

      They will steal from you, anything that is not tied down. When you do a criminal act, you may or not be seen. You may or not get caught. Sometimes the worst criminals are the ones without shame.

      That said, there is danger involved whenever you break the law. Sometimes people believe they are indistinguishable; this is incorrect. Always somebody knows, somebody sees. Those who lie a lot must have a good, long memory.

      Crooks normally get a victory or two, and then they get brazen. This indicates that more and more prominent evidence get left behind and they get found out. You are accountable for your actions, and when you do something illegal you have to receive the sentence.

      You shouldn’t take a particular action if you can’t deal with the outcome of that action.

      The government appears to believe that they can do the crime, but not do the time and all governments that mislead and lie should get the same punishment as anybody else and there should be no amnesty simply because they sit in parliament.

      The government appear to be quite permissive and anything they do wrong they think they will be vindicated for but it’s not like putting ointment on a wound because the distortions that they tell can and do leave very extensive wounds for those people that are being lied to.

      The government can sugar coat it as much as they want but at the end of the day they’re there to uphold the law that they made and I realise that being in government is not for the faint-hearted but whenever one looks in the paper where government are concerned there always appears to be some sort of scandal.

      They are the raving loony party and their game is making poor people even poorer so that they can fill their own pockets like it’s some kind of entertainment for them which leaves me inarticulate because the government are fraudulent people.

      Here we meet the con artist believing they can suffocate us with bullshit which irritates the real essence out of me but they are the ones that are dysfunctional and paralyzed by their indulgence and sit in parliament like some smart alec.

      There is no glamour in parliament, not unless you’re on an ecstasy trip and if not, then falling asleep like a dormouse while all other members in parliament yell at one another, there must be a fascination in that somewhere.

      Oh, and those green benches are so charming, they would be enough to send anybody off to dreamland or off to the nuthouse, well I guess they’ve got to have something to coax the old codgers into parliament or is it all that brown nosing they like to do.

      They truly are an unyielding mass of sly foxes in parliament who are no more than houseflies the bore the crap out of you and are becoming more and more like the bad guy movie villain who is more feeble-minded than the overall public who appear to know what is going on and what is needed for the people of this country.

      You need to be a nincompoop to not understand what’s going on in this country as the poor struggle every day as the government highjacks us with expertise as they skive off with their wealth of money that they financed off us and essentially their reputation unblemished.

      Stealing is a crime and if the people choose to hold their own rebellion I’m convinced there would be numerous people twittering hurrah from the rooftops. The government is like slapstick humour, nonsensical, irrational and meaningless.

      They are simply a copyright of all governments before them and the people believe that they’re uncontrollable, but as they have shown for many years everybody is controllable even those in the seat of power.

      Take a seat and seize the day but don’t breathe in too much because then you might really see the government for who they really are, deceiving, robbing criminals that browbeat you just so that they have some sort of control over you and your money.

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