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‘Chaos’ at the DWP sees millions lose lifeline 20 Jul 2018 07:16 #9429

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CEREN SAGIR THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018

Labour calls on government to tidy up its welfare mess as thousands miss out after benefits blunder

“CHRONIC” chaos at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has led to underpayments in disability benefits and millions of people being affected by the failings, Labour has claimed.

Shadow work and pensions minister Marsha De Cordova said an error leading to tens of thousands of disabled people being denied welfare benefits had caused them “significant hardship.”

In asking an urgent question on Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) underpayments in the Commons, she told MPs that the mistake had hit those already “neglected by the government’s social security system.”

It follows a written statement by Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey published today that said that the department will pay backdated arrears to those affected by the delays when their Incapacity Benefit was converted to ESA.

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‘Chaos’ at the DWP sees millions lose lifeline 20 Jul 2018 08:15 #9432

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Until this lot treat people claiming out of work benefits because they either can`t work, or have health concerns (with evidence) that proves this, we will never be treated with respect. The whole system is geared towards `guilt before innocent` and their sneaky ways of carrying out so called fit for work assessments is flawed in so many ways. Health care professions like nurses and physiotherapists and even GP`s are taught how to assess people with an eye on saving money, full stop. With little regard to what happens to that person when they send them a letter saying, `we are sorry to tell you that you have been found fit for work`....

Many of these claimants will now be paid large amounts of money into their bank accounts and be `over the legal limit` to claim ESA and will no doubt go over the £6,000 limit and have to declare this to DWP, who will then REDUCE their ESA until the amount goes below this. Some claimants might spend this extra cash on much needed houshold items like broken hoover, washing maching, a new TV etc....and then be blamed for deprivation of capital.
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‘Chaos’ at the DWP sees millions lose lifeline 20 Jul 2018 09:15 #9433

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Thanks for that link Paul.

Read the Guardian’s article on the same topic at:
www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/19/esther-mcvey-admits-ongoing-problems-with-universal-credit

Check out link in this article to speech by Ester Macvey, set up by Reform think tank (Thurs 19th July 2018). More propaganda crap. The grovelling creep who introduced her is an embarrassment, don’t know who he is or what he does for a living but he really needs to get out into the real world more.


Also an article on the report of the Public Accounts Committee at:
www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jul/18/disability-claimants-owed-340m-after-dwp-blunder-say-mps

Urgent question in Parliament yesterday (Thurs 19th July 2018) on the issue:
hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2018-07-19/debates/A7EEF60F-884F-413C-AB6C-CD1226E483D6/ESAUnderpayments

Statement issues by Ester Macvey (Wed 18th July 2018) on the issue:
hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2018-07-18/debates/18071835000022/EmploymentAndSupportAllowance

Full report of the Public Accounts Committee. (Wed 18th July 2018)
publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmpubacc/975/97502.htm

Witness evidence and published written evidence can also be read here.
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