The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman is pressing the UK government to urgently rectify an issue which has resulted in to tens of thousands of disabled people being denied compensation from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) after errors led to their benefit payments being wrongly cut.
One seriously ill woman saw her benefits cut by around £80 a week due to this government blunder, leaving her without money to heat her home or buy food.
Immediate action is needed to rectify this error which has affected over 118,000 disabled people across the UK.
This is not the first time that the DWP have underpaid benefits. Last year it was revealed the UK Government short-changed 134,000 pensioners by over £1 billion in State Pension, costing each person affected £8,900.
Households are already facing unprecedented financial challenges amidst a Tory-made cost of living crisis, with energy bills and inflation set to hit new highs in coming months. Issues that caused delayed or missed payments must be resolved and those affected should be compensated without delay.
Over 118,000 people denied compensation from DWP after benefits error cut payments
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