DWP Admits Using Fake Claimant’s Comments In Benefit Sanctions Leaflet
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.