Government officials have admitted that claimant’s comments used in an official benefit sanctions information leaflet were “for illustrative purposes only”.
The revelation comes in response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request from Welfare Weekly, in which we questioned whether the comments used in the leaflet were of a genuine or fake nature.
The response to our Freedom of Information request reads:
“The photos used are stock photos and along with the names do not belong to real claimants.
“The stories are for illustrative purposes only.