A woman has lost out on more than £5,000 in disability benefits… as she cannot access her local assessment centre.

How disgraceful!

Jaki Whyte, from Colchester, has been out of work for 10 years as she is disabled.

In order to claim her Employment and Support Allowance she needs to attend the assessment centre in Colchester.

However the centre in Wellington Street came under fire recently for its inaccessibility.


She said: “It has affected me badly, in June the department for work and pensions classed me as fit to work as I am failing to attend appointments, but the reason is because I cannot get into the building and have to be manhandled in.

“It’s a matter of life or death for people like me, it’s so important.”

Appalling! The poor woman! SOMETHING MUST BE D….

Oh! Wait.

Ooh, busted!

2 comments for “Rumbled!

  1. April 25, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    The sadness has affected me so much, I feel I must be eligible for some sort of Benefit. I cannot search the Internet right now as my eyes are full of tears, so I shall be contacting the local Benefits Office directly I can get my BMW Seven series to start; so’s I can claim ‘Indirect Grief Benefit’, in sympathy with this poor woman.

  2. Pcar
    April 26, 2018 at 12:07 am

    Is the gazette-news article a reprint of a Guardian article?

    They invariably report stories easily called out as fake news.

    There are many who genuinely can not attend DWP assessment centres, but ignored by The Groan as “wrong people” – search ARRSE

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