Monday, 9 March 2009

Sue who?

There was a court judgement that money paid out to benefit claimants through the incompetence of the DWP can be reclaimed by the DWP - about £2.6 billion (I wonder whether the law in Scotland allows the same?).

A Parliamentary Question answered last month showed that millions of pounds get paid out to dead people by mistake and that the DWP will pursue repayment of that money.

But at least the London Government intends to lash out money to compensate all those poverty-stricken businesses which were tendering to run the Post Office Card Account.

So, if you're in one of the poorest groups in society, and if, through no fault of your own, the DWP gives you too much money the London Government will seek to reclaim it - even after you're dead - but if you're tendering for a contract and the deal gets pulled you'll get compensation.

Mind the gap!

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