How the DWP has made clawing back cash through sanctions its No 1 priority

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Universal Credit secret cuts hit-list revealed as DWP claws back benefits with penalties. The Government insists debt deductions are done in a way that protects vulnerable claimants.

An astonishing Universal Credit benefit cuts hit-list has been revealed. The debt management guide – shown to Birmingham Live by the DWP and detailed below – indicates how the Department for Work and Pensions has made clawing back cash through sanctions its No 1 priority.

These financial penalties are imposed if it believes claimants have broken the rules – such as failing to turn up to jobcentre appointments.

But in one case the DWP sent appointment letters to the wrong address and in another a sanction was imposed on a Birmingham claimant following two ‘missed appointments’ with a work coach, despite evidence from a doctor that they were too ill to attend.

And one crane driver who lost his job was forced to eat from…

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