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

Posted by Welfare Weekly

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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.