My disgust at how the neoliberal toxic culture if WINZ & MSD denigrate and destroy the lives of the vulnerable they are supposed to help is well documented, and I’ve argued why the Government’s spineless response is part of the problem, but anecdotal complaints that WINZ and MSD have conspired to rob beneficiaries of the $25 extra per week Grant and Jacinda gave beneficiaries urgently requires attention from Journalists.
Jacinda & Grant gave beneficiaries a $25 per week top up to help insulate them from the lockdown and pandemic, but reports from many furious beneficiaries are flooding in that what Jacinda & Grant gave the poor, the MSD scum have stolen back as one commentator on TDB pointed out…
If you get Temporary Additional Support and your benefit or pension payment goes up, in most cases your Temporary Additional Support will go down.
The total amount you get from us will not be less than what you were getting before 1 April.”
Read under Main Benefit Increase:
“This is in addition to the already announced 1 April rate changes.
This increase in your benefit payment may affect some of your other payments such as Temporary Additional Support, Accommodation Supplement and Childcare Assistance – but generally people will be better off because of these changes.”
…the toxic punitive culture of neoliberal acolytes who run MSD never want extra money going into the pockets of beneficiaries whom they loathe, instead they play games to remove any increase the Government gives them, and it smells like they are doing that now.
Someone has to hold WINZ and MSD to account because Labour can’t.
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