Sepuloni said there was a growing number of people who were not only unemployed but receiving no support.‘The whole Winz culture has made it so difficult that some people are not even reapplying – or if they are reapplying they’re having difficulty with things like paperwork.
Winz is not keeping count of how many people have had their benefit cancelled because they didn’t supply the right paperwork.
Those are really important details. Because otherwise we have a really – really vulnerable group of people out there that have no income coming in whatsoever – that’s the concern’.
Sepuloni said there was no real focus on getting people into employment.
‘It really is just benefit reduction for the sake of benefit reduction and vulnerable people are being placed in more of a vulnerable position by not having any income’.