David Clapson, another victim of disastrous benefit sanctions

Mon, 04/08/2014 - 14:21 -- nick

Another innocent person has been added to the government's benefit-slashing death list.

David Clapson, a 59 year old ex-soldier from Stevenage, had his benefits cut off because his jobcentre advisor said he wasn't doing enough to find work, despite the pile of freshly printed CVs that was found next to his body.

He could no longer afford to pay for electricity, and he needed to store his insulin in a fridge, meaning cutting his benefits led directly to his death.

This is one of the more extreme examples that has driven some ex-jobcentre staff to set up a new website.

Jobseekersanctionadvice advises people on what to do if they have been sanctioned, and helps to fight their appeals.

This website could be useful to anyone fighting for fair treatment from the Department for Work and Pensions.

To read more about David Clapson, click here