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DWP accused of offering disabled people 'take it or leave it' benefits

Mike1Mike1 Posts: 1,186 ✭✭✭✭

Vulnerable and disabled people are being pressured to accept unrecorded telephone “deals” paying thousands of pounds less in benefits than they may be legally entitled to, charities and lawyers have said. See the full article on The Guardian's website at: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/mar/02/dwp-accused-of-offering-disabled-people-take-it-or-leave-it-benefits?CMP=share_btn_link


  • Well, this is disturbing news 😕

    Mike, did you read the article about being on the end of a DWP cold call too? That poor lady, being pressured into making a decision, and all the other vulnerable people without support. Things like this set me on fire a bit, I have to say.

    If anyone reading this has been affected, there's some advice here, https://www.independentliving.co.uk/industry-news/dwp-cold-calling-benefit-claimants/

    Best wishes,


    PsA (psoriatic arthritis) and other things since 1990. Happy to help when I can :-)

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