A 65 year old man collapsed while waiting for an appointment in a job centre in south Wales, and was later declared dead at the scene.
The Jobcentre have offered their condolences to the family of the man, while also sending them an official sanctioning letter, as by dying, the man technically missed his appointment.
“We allow claimants to cancel or reschedule appointments if they inform us within a convenient amount of time, however, slumping dead 10 minutes beforehand, while tragic, is too small a a window and will be met with official sanctions. Claimants must show they are willing to look for work, and suddenly expiring shows a lack of effort on their part.”
Everyone in the building was asked to leave after the man collapsed.
They were then also sanctioned for missing their appointments.
The man was waiting for an appointment to discuss Jobseeker’s Allowance after being declared fit for work earlier this year.
The jobcentre have responded to criticism by stating that the Man was clearly fit to work as he ‘wasn’t dead’ at the time.
Conservatives have released a statement on the death, celebrating this contribution to lowering unemployment figures.