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5,000 people died before being repaid over benefits error

6 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

UK campaigners condemn ‘national scandal' affecting ill and disabled claimants Five thousand people died before they could be reimbursed for a government error that left chronically ill and disabled benefit claimants thousands of pounds out of pocket, it has emerged. Approximately 70,000 claimants were originally estimated to have been underpaid about £340m between 2011 and 2014, after being transferred from older benefits on to the employment and support allowance during a government overhaul of incapacity benefits.
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DWP: 5,000 people finally get disability benefits paid back - after they've died

DWP: 5,000 people finally get disability benefits paid back - after they've died

6 monthes ago   |   By The Mirror

The Department for Work and Pensions have refunded ESA to 112,000 people who were owed it - but 5,000 of those people have already died in what Labour branded a 'national scandal'
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