Whitehall blunder: The Department for Work and Pensions has been sending back-to-work letters to the dying

THOUSANDS of dying people are being sent letters urging them to consider getting a job, it has been revealed.

The Department for Work and Pensions writes to everyone claiming the new Employment Support Allowance suggesting that they see a personal advisor to “​help you move towards work”​.

That includes those whose families have specifically told officials that they have less than six months left to live.

Ministers have admitted that 1,000 terminally ill people were sent the letters in just three months in a written answer to MPs.

The letters state: “​You can volunteer to work with a specialist personal adviser or job broker who will support and encourage you to carry out reasonable steps to manage your illness or disability and undertake relevant activity which will help you move towards work.”​

The shocking figure comes after David Cameron railroaded his brutal welfare reforms which will take cash from disabled children and cancer sufferers through Parliament.

Read more on the Mirror website


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