83% of assessments for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) in Orkney have been successfully challenged by people since April 2013.
“This supplementary payment allows us to get more money in the pockets of carers in Scotland as quickly as possible.”
Benefit fraud accounts for just 1% of money paid in error. £1.05bn is the HMRC’s own fault!
More than 1.5 million people in the UK, including more than 350,000 children, experienced destitution last year – Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Universal credit traps the already poor into hardship, say charity, Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
“disabled claimants receiving Job Seekers Allowance, (JSA), were 26-53% more likely to be sanctioned than claimants who were not.”