ESA Blunder - back-pay due to 180,000 claimants

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ESA Blunder - back-pay due to 180,000 claimants

Postby Tobias » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:18 am

Nearly 200,000 sick and disabled people to be paid £1billion in benefits they were wrongly denied

Ministers admitted the number who could be owed cash has now risen from 70,000 to 180,000

Some 180,000 sick and disabled people will be paid around £1billion in benefits they were wrongly denied.

The number falling victim to mistakes in their Employment and Support Allowance has soared since errors were identified last year.

Claimants moved on to the disability benefit lost up to £20,000 each over seven years.

Ministers admitted yesterday the number who could be owed cash has now risen from 70,000 to 180,000.

The bill for estimated back payments has risen to £970million and the cost of the bungle will hit £1.67billion by 2025 as a result of ongoing higher payments.
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Re: ESA Blunder - back-pay due to 180,000 claimants

Postby jeff3 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:48 am

oh dear mc vey you been caught short oh dear
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Re: ESA Blunder - back-pay due to 180,000 claimants

Postby jeff3 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:00 am

they will promise it but will they pay it hmmm id rather think they squirm splutter and pay out to the few the rest have to knock their door rather hard to get whots owing
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Postby Tobias » Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:14 pm

I had to use ombudsman and MP to force them to pay mine in 2013, I reckon managers must get a bigger bonus if they retain or defer ones SDP and that why they do it so often, even though they know folk are entitled to it automatically with issue of IS10 (or whatever it is nowadays).
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