Monitoring health of jobseekers

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Do the department have any provision to monitor the impact of their last resort sanctions on the health of Claimants.

Are ther statistics available on the numbers of claimants who, for example within weeks of JSA being sanctioned by the Secretary of State find their ability to function impaired to the extent they need to claim ESA.

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Anthony Cannon

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GEOFFREY REYNOLDS (Account suspended) left an annotation ()

What a reply Tony;

The Department does not monitor the impact of sanctions on the health of claimants and we
do not have data on statistics of people sanctioned on Jobseeker’s Allowance who move onto
Employment and Support Allowance.

Obviously, they don't care how many people die or are taken ill as a result of this governments twisted policies.............

Ignorance of the facts is not a valid alibi as the obituary columns will testify......