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Mencap comments on DWP using fake claimants in benefit sanctions leaflet

18 August 2015

In response to the DWP using false case studies, Mencap has issued this response


Dan Scorer, Head of Policy at Mencap said:

DWP's made up case studies present an unrepresentative view of the sanctions regime and its impact on disabled people. Benefits are a lifeline to many people with a learning disability who rely on them to make ends meet.

We know many people have been sanctioned because Job centre staff don't understand their needs and place unrealistic demands on them while not providing support they need. To mislead the public on the effects of benefit sanctions is unacceptable.

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