A man who is undergoing treatment for prolapsed discs, which have caused him agony for the past year, became one of this month’s benefit losers when his ESA was stopped. He’s been forced to claim JSA instead, but at the initial meeting, the JCP clerk refused to acknowledge or note documentation from the man’s qualified GP; refused to allow him to record the interview; and then encouraged him to LIE when completing the claim form. No wonder the clerk didn’t want the interview recorded!
In order to keep themselves going, the man’s girlfriend had borrowed £500 from her mother the previous month, but with the situation ongoing they found themselves stony broke once again today.
We gave this couple £200 to see them through the painful processes that are affecting their lives right now.