It finally happened after mandatory reconsiderations, appeals and all that other fun stuff my month long Sanction got turned over at Tribunal in five minutes. No new evidence, no legal gymnastics just the simple facts that were available on the Monday when my so called Work Coach chose to blow up my life.
This is not the first time, second or third that the JCP have tried to bully me through a completely spurious sanction and I am sick and tired of it. Alongside fighting this sanction and in fact before it I started a complaint procedure which DWP have refused to properly respond to for 6 months.
Without the support of an advisor who helps people fight against JCP and DWP nonsense I would have given up or curled up into a ball a long time ago. So if you’re one of the thousands who get targeted by your local jobcentre know that you’re not the only one suffering and that there are people out there that can help.
As I said my sanction was overturned which means that I was due some money back unfortunately my figures don’t tally with the DWP’s as by my math as well as the math of one of the advisers at my local JCP. I was supposed to hear from them on Monday discussing the payment but surprise, surprise they didn’t return the call in the 4 hour window.
I don’t want to make this a pity party but the sheer amount of effort that goes into combating JCP lies is hard to grasp if you’re outside the system and it definitely impinges on your job search time and effort.
The only way to change it would be a fundamental reworking of the system, I don’t see how the staff could stay given the way they’ve been brought up with the sanction targets that the DWP swears don’t exist and the way they treat people as little more than pests.