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ESA Backpayments For 30,000 More Claimants

February 22, 2019

With many thanks to Benefits And Work.

The DWP has widened the scope of its project to check whether more claimants who were moved from incapacity benefit to ESA were given the wrong award and are due back payments.

Originally, the DWP were planning to check the awards of 570,000 claimants who were moved from incapacity benefit to ESA between 2011 and 2014.

However, they have now decided to also check 30,000 claimants who were moved to ESA from 2015 onwards. It had been thought that new guidance issued to decision makers in 2015 meant that the problem had been solved from that date.

However, further checks by the DWP have revealed that errors continued to be made even after the guidance was issued.

So far, 207,000 cases have been checked out of a total of 600,000.

Of these, 149,000 got no backdated award and 58,000 have received a payment.

The average arrears payment is £6,000 and a total of £328 million has been paid out so far.

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  1. February 22, 2019 1:33 pm

    Kind of ‘On Topic’ 🙂

    Labours fake ‘disability rights’ gang DPAC are now running Job Ads for Course of Justice Perverting criminals Bribed by a Conservative Council And directly by the DWP-

    Job Ad: Legal Advice Worker – Action Disability Kensington & Chelsea –
    https://dpac.uk.net/2019/02/job-ad-legal-advice-worker-action-disability-kensington-chelsea/

    “Action Disability Kensington & Chelsea”
    “Funders” – “The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea”
    http://adkc.org.uk/about-adkc/our-funders-sponsors/

    And what the don’t admit –

    ACTION DISABILITY KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
    Registered Charity Number – 1045769
    https://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/CharityWithoutPartB.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=1045769&SubsidiaryNumber=0

    Financial year end – 31 Mar 2017
    https://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Accounts/Ends69/0001045769_AC_20170331_E_C.pdf
    Page 10 –
    Total cash – £234.446 Mostly from Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
    ….
    ***but includes £26,000 directly from the DWP (“Access to work”)***

    https://www.jobcentrenearme.com/access-to-work/
    “The Access to Work email address is atwosu.london@dwp.gsi.gov.uk.”

    .

    Behind DPAC – DWPs PCS union. Labour gang on their Far Left.

    .

    “Legal Advice Worker” so long as you’ve never heard of –

    The Bribery Act 2010 –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/23/contents

    Perverting The Course of Justice –
    http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/p_to_r/public_justice_offences_incorporating_the_charging_standard/

    And are willing to pretend that the laws below do not exist –

    Fraud Act 2006 –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2006/35/contents

    Misconduct in Public Office –
    http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/l_to_o/misconduct_in_public_office/

    Criminal Justice Act 1988 – Torture
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/33/part/XI/crossheading/torture

    Criminal Attempts Act 1981 –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1981/47/contents

    Homicide: Murder and Manslaughter –
    http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/h_to_k/homicide_murder_and_manslaughter/

    Disability Hate Crime – Criminal Justice Act 2003 (section 146) –
    Increase in sentences for aggravation related to disability –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2003/44/section/146

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