When are identical twins not identical twins? When they’re disabled and the DWP says they’re not.

Just shows how mad the DWP are

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the DWP!)

The Department of Work and Pensions has assessed two identical twins with Down’s Syndrome – born just minutes apart – and awarded one with an allowance to help his family provide round-the-clock care but refused his brother the same allowance.

In a case which shows just how arbitrary and nonsensical the DWP’s decisions on awarding disability benefits has become – one of the twins was awarded Disability Living Allowance while the other was not.

Here’s the full story from the Lancashire Evening Post:

Benefits farce hits family of Down’s Syndrome twins

Whether incompetence or just plain idiocy – the stress this kind of blundering by the DWP puts on the disabled and their families is immense and in my view is unforgivable.

Shame on them.


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