Author Archives: Alex Tiffin - @RespectIsVital

Update 15/05/18

Just a quick update as my health is a bit poor today. Thank you everyone who has supported me and encouraged me to carry on. I now have some food and can afford to heat myself thanks to a few people who have gifted through the page. It really makes a difference. Thank you. Really heartwarming. Future plans I’m going

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UC Health Assessor reported me to DVLA & JCP Overrule Powers

If you saw my twitter timeline on Saturday afternoon you’ll know I had my driving licence revoked. And I didn’t take it well. To lay a bit of background I’ll explain a few things. I had a Work Capability Assesment in January of this year. I was found fit to work. I also had my DVLA health check and was

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A Million Disabled People Sanctioned Since 2010

A four-year study by University of Kent lecturer Ben Baumberg Geiger & the Demos cross party think tank, has found that disabled claimants receiving Job Seekers Allowance, (JSA), were 26-53% more likely to be sanctioned than claimants who were not.In just ten years they found that; disabled people have been hit with OVER 1 million sanctions.

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Universal Credit and Sanctions

What are sanctions? Sanctions are where you get some or all of your money stopped if you are on: Employment and Support Allowance, (ESA), Job Seekers Allowanace, (JSA), or Universal Credit, (UC). They of were brought in by the Labour Government, but there has been a spike in the use sanctions since 2010 when the Tory/Lib Dem coalition came to

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Having to Justify TV & Broadband

If you’ve been following my twitter account @RespectIsVital, you may have seen my many trolls in regards to my; Life of a Universal Credit Sufferer thread. For those of you who haven’t seen it, it’s a series of daily updates were I list my expenditure. See below. As you can see I list “TV licence” & “Broadband” as part of

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My past, laid bare in detail.

Alexander Tiffin at Court

Well those of you following me on twitter will have seen events unfold about my past. I’d like to address this in detail now. So you’re probably wondering what happened. To address this it’s best I go back to the start. On the 5th of June 2017, I broke up with my long term partner and mother of my children.

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Partially sighted man wins case against Government after being denied benefit he had for 20 years

A benefit claimant who found himself £346 worse off a month after the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) stopped his claim despite a catalogue of health problems is rejoicing after a judge ruled that his payments be reinstated.

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