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The Tories are creating 'state sponsored destitution'

Postby Tobias » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:53 pm

The Tories are creating 'state sponsored destitution' by only paying half of emergency benefit claims, Labour MP warns

The Department for Work and Pensions have created a 'gaping hole' in the social security safety net and are denying people 'lifeline' payments, he claims

More than half of people who reached out for "lifeline" emergency benefit payments were rejected leaving them in "state sponsored destitution," a Labour MP warned.

Frank Field has warned that the rejections show a "gaping hole" in the welfare system and could be forcing people waiting for their first payment of in work benefits deeper into poverty.

Government figures show that 200,000 applications were made for advances on working age benefits in 2016, the latest year for which figures are available.

But only around 100,000 advances were paid to claimants, according to Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) statistics.

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Re: The Tories are creating 'state sponsored destitution'

Postby jeff3 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:51 pm

don't be silly she's culling the stock
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