George Osborne is sitting on a £30 BILLION National Insurance surplus while struggling families turn to food banks to feed their children
The Department for Work and Pensions has today announced a number of changes to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Work Capability Assessments.
DWP officials have admitted that claimants comments used in an official benefit sanctions information leaflet were "for illustrative purposes only".
Sanctioned JSA claimants with mental health illnesses are not considered 'vulnerable' enough by the DWP for immediate support.
A 'radioactive' man, who has been told not to be in close proximity with other people, was found 'fit for work' by DWP officials.
Vulnerable benefit claimant suffered severe mental health problems and weight loss, whilst battling to navigate a 'barbaric' benefits system.
"What's the point?": David Metcalf is said to have felt 'frustrated and upset' after being found 'fit for work' by the DWP.
Iain Duncan Smith has hinted that the future of Britain's welfare system could rest in the arms of private insurance schemes.
Unemployed lone parents could be forced into mandatory unpaid work placements as part of fresh changes to benefits coming into force from the 28th April 2014.
"In work conditionality" within the Universal Credit system could encourage the low-paid and part-time workers to seek additional hours, said Mr Duncan Smith.
An undercover adviser, working for Channel 4 Dispatches, was told not to advise claimants about the existence of vital cash funds.
Chancellor George Osborne has outlined tax changes and a tough new benefits regime for Britain's unemployed.
David Brown, 18, took his own life after Jobcentre staff threatened to sanction his Jobseeker's Allowance, a coroner's inquest heard.
The government has lost the latest round of its legal battle to stop thousands of jobseekers clawing back £130m in benefits.
More than 60 people have tragically lost their lives after having benefits docked or removed, say campaigners.
DWP 'administrative error' left more than 300,000 sick and disabled people without their £10 'Christmas Bonus'.
DWP say an 'army' of government 'jobs experts' will target unemployed people at a number of 'unusual locations'.
Funding to shrink by 75% from March when work programme is replaced by much smaller work and health programme.
Disability campaigners have welcomed reports that the new Work and Pensions Secretary is considering sacking under-performing disability assessment contractors.
Official universal credit capability for work questionnaire.
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The Scottish Welfare Reform Committee has heard evidence of Jobcentre staff bullying benefit claimants, often reducing them to tears.