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What a brave soul. Well done to you all who supported this Man and thank you from all of us struggling with the DWP.

Same Difference

A DISABLED Plymouth job-seeker was refused benefit payments and left relying on a crisis loan because he wanted help understanding a document before he signed it.

Chris Hart, 47, from Plympton, was refused job seeker’s allowance (JSA) and hardship payments because he asked for support before he signed the agreement.

Now Mr Hart’s legal challenge against the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has led to a top judge agreeing that part of the contract signed by out-of-work benefit claimants does not comply with the law.

Judge Christopher Ward said the agreement breached Mr Hart’s rights, because he was told he did not have the right to have the document examined before he signed it.

Judge Ward said: “I do not consider that the section of the jobseeker’s agreement entitled ‘My rights’ is compliant with the law.”

Mr Hart, speaking to the Disability News Service, said: “The fact that I…

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