250,000 disabled people sent 45-page form demanding evidence by DWP bureaucrats following DWP underpayment blunder

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250,000 disabled people sent 45-page form demanding evidence by DWP bureaucrats following DWP underpayment blunder

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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have issued ‘senseless’ 45 page forms to thousands of ill and disabled people who are owed £970m in unpaid Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) by the government, leaving people having to provide evidence of details of their lives from up to seven years ago.

More than 250,000 people are being told they must fill out the ‘scandalous’ 45 page form to have their award changed after a government error has left them underpaid by thousands of pounds.

Unreasonably, families are expected to recall intricate financial details and arrangements from up to seven years ago. The form asks claimants to state exact dates they were in hospital and give details of insurance payouts, mortgage payments and savings. 

Campaigners warn it is “passing the buck” to benefit claimants who now face an unnecessary barrier to justice.

Shadow Minister for Disabled People, Marsha De Cordova, branded the form…

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@ShashaSelflove 12/25/18 – The Traveler

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Maybe there is no home, perhaps along the way you didn’t lose your way back there – it just wasn’t part of your experience. In a world where we are accustomed to partaking in a shared story of having a place of comfort and a place of origin, most of us do not share a place of destination. And then there are those of us that do not have a place to rest our heads, as weary as we may seem there is no place that can give us comfort. Past the border to exhaustion is a euphoric sense of comfort knowing that are no longer experiences, just encounters. As temporary as they may seem, each encounter leaves a jewel – twinkling in our memory are a sign or as a warning when a similar encounter approaches.

Have you had a traveler along your path? A dark stranger holding a…

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@ShashaSelflove 12/21/18 – First Lessons

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There is nothing wrong with knowing when to toss in the towel. At some point or another you have to remember the saying, “you get what you tolerate”, and in tolerating someone has denied you genuine happiness – what are you doing there? We are often given the message that if you work hard you will be compensated for all of your effort. Not true at all, you are actually just given more work because of your mastery. But I like to see good people win, so let me walk this over to an angle that fits in my lens.

I struggle with my pride and humility when it comes to bowing out. Having had to step up to the challenge many times, the obligation has given me the experience to make a decision clearly and without regrets. And that is the issue, when I have had to painstakingly go…

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@ShashaSelflove 12/12/18 – There You Are

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