Outrage over disabled man who lost leg thanks to illegal benefit sanctions

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Fighting back: Outrage over disabled man who lost leg in illegal benefit sanctions leads to £30k Salford campaign

Salford’s Unemployed & Community Resource Centre are launching a bid to help the thousands of people stung by unlawful benefit sanctions.

Back in June, SalfordOnline.com reported how one Salford worker who illegally had his out-of-work benefits axed had been refunded by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).

In 2012 Simon Milne had his Jobseekers Allowance stopped for four weeks, without notice.It left him in such a poor state that he was unable to buy food, let alone to pay for travel to get to job interviews.

The centre says that David (pictured) had his benefits repeatedly sanctioned by Jobcentre Plus officials. This resulted in him being unable to control his diabetes because he had no money for food.

This caused diabetic ulcers which became infected and he had to have a…

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