47-year old Chris has Asperger’s, which means he has difficulties processing information and gets confused easily. When he went to the job centre to apply for Jobseeker’s Allowance, he asked to see a disability employment adviser, so he could examine the Jobseeker’s agreement to make sure he would get the support he needed. Chris says, “I wanted the right to have my needs considered before I signed that contract.” But the job centre refused, saying he was being unreasonable, and turned down his claim. He was also refused hardship payments, because he asked for support before he signed the agreement. Whilst he subsequently received a Crisis Loan, he also had his Housing Benefit withdrawn, leaving him heavily in debt.

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