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Anxiety over Atos fit-for-work test brings on father’s heart attack | Atos Victims Group News

March 31, 2013 Leave a comment
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BBC News – Welfare cuts unjust, say four churches

March 31, 2013 Leave a comment
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Bedroom tax will be costly disaster, says housing chief

March 30, 2013 Leave a comment
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Welfare reforms won’t cut Britain’s benefit bill – Channel 4 News

March 30, 2013 Leave a comment
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AAV: The March 2013 youth & long term unemployment statistics

March 30, 2013 Leave a comment
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Bedroom tax is worthy of Stalin, says government’s poverty tsar

March 29, 2013 Leave a comment
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March 29, 2013 Leave a comment

Vox Political

Earlier this week, a Job Centre somewhere in Mid Wales was graced by the presence of Yr Obdt Srvt, the author of this column. It’s true; I’m a real human being and I receive certain state benefits.

Having said that, it transpired during the conversation with my advisor that I was on one less benefit than expected; the DWP had, in its wisdom, cut me off from Income Support, with “No contact”. That was the on-screen comment. They stopped it but couldn’t be bothered to tell me.

Classy.

But that’s by-the-way. The discussion ranged through the paid work that I do, my plans to expand my earnings, and my aim to get off-benefit as soon as possible -certainly “before Universal Credit comes into effect, in October”.

I said it, looked my advisor – who is, I should point out, a very nice person indeed, and therefore breaks all the rules…

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