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Weʼre raising £30,000 to Make a contribution to fighting David's case and others like him to force the DWP to end its current practice of illegally removing benefits

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The ancient legal principle that the Government is not above the law is being flouted by the DWP's implementation of benefits sanctions.

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. These became infected and he had to have a leg amputated. All these sanctions were eventually overturned, but it was too late.

Other cases of illegal benefits sanctions we are fighting include claimants with learning disabilities, mental health problems and physical impairments having their benefits stopped for being unable to get to totally unsuitable appointments.

The imposition of unachievable requirements by the DWP, and then the removal of benefits for being unable to meet such requirements, breaches the Equality Act and a set of legal principles governing the way public bodies should behave called Public Law.

We support over 500 people to get benefits reinstated each year. Last year we recovered £507,393 for claimants.

We are seeking to raise £30,000 to keep our advice centre campaigning so that we can continue to help victims of benefits sanctions like David fight back.

Help fight back against the destruction of the social security system fought for by our ancestors.

Make a contribution to fighting David's case and others like him to force the DWP to end its current practice of illegally removing benefits from sick and disabled people. Any pledge of support is appreciated - from £1 or if you can't afford that just saying you support ending illegal benefits stoppages would be hugely welcome.

We are also interested in launching a class action class action so if you have been affected by illegal benefit sanctions, please get in touch with us at alec_stuc@hotmail.com.

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  • Alec McFadden

    Alec McFadden

    3 months ago

    Alec McFadden

    Please see a link to a recent feature that ITV Granada Tonight did on David Boyce and his experience with the DWP. http://www.itv.com/news/granada/2016-09-15/diabetic-claims-benefit-sanctions-forced-leg-amputation/

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  • Alec McFadden

    Alec McFadden

    3 months ago

    Alec McFadden

    Tuesday 6 September is the DPAC National Day of Action , and we campaigned outside Eccles Job Centre against the many different cuts and attacks to benefits, reflecting the issues that are affecting Disabled people locally . Dave Boyce attended the demo, (see article above) as did former miner workers who have retired with Emphysema and Vibration White Finger and who have had their disability benefit stopped.

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  • Alec McFadden

    Alec McFadden

    3 months ago

    Alec McFadden

    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. These became infected and he had to have a leg amputated. All these sanctions were eventually overturned, but it was too late. Make a contribution to fighting David's case and others like him to force the DWP to end its current practice of illegally removing benefits from sick and disabled people. Any pledge of support is appreciated.

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    Dec 7, 2016

    Good luck Alec! Am just a random that spotted you on the internet. Will pass your cause around on facebook now

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    Oct 23, 2016

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    Oct 19, 2016

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Alec McFadden

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Salford, United Kingdom

SUCRC offers a range of support services for our community, including older people, people with disabilities, unemployed people and workers who are facing difficulties including educational facilities and advice & representation for people facing problems.

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